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Live Music

Red Rock Coffee Open Mic
Red Rock Coffee will host one of its Open Mic events, held each Monday, for artists to share their music, poetry or comedy. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 7-9 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Summer Sings: Dr. Stephen Sano
As part of its Summer Sings series, Schola Cantorum invites choral performers to join in singing Mozart's "Requiem" and two pieces by Brahms -- "Schicksalslied" and "Nšnie" -- under the direction of Dr. Stephen Sano, professor and chair of the Department of Music and director of choral studies at Stanford University. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. $13 general; free for students. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
 

Dance

Frozen Camp (Aug. 3-5)
At this For the Love of Dance camp, dancers ages 3 to 5 will participate in "Frozen"-themed dance lessons, do crafts, play games, listen to stories and enjoy snack time. Aug. 3-5, 10 a.m.-noon. $95. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
 

Lectures & Talks

'If the Computer Fits, Wear it!'
Tech pioneers Thad Starner and Greg Priest-Dorman will speak with Marc Weber, the Computer History Museum's history program founder, about the changes that have made consumer wearable technology more user-friendly, as well their personal experiences with wearable tech. Online registration is requested. Aug. 3, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

Teen Activities

Digital Photography Camp (Aug. 3-7)
Offered by the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will teach students entering grades five to 12 about camera functions, composition, lighting techniques, action shots and more. Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7, 9:30-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

Lectures & Talks

Encounter III: 'Winter Journey: Schubertís Final Years'
At the Music@Menlo summer festival's final Encounter, Ara Guzelimian, provost and dean of the Juilliard School, will discuss the increasingly personal and poignant voice found in the music of composer Franz Schubert's final years. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. $46 general; $20 under age 30. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

Concerts

Prelude Performances
Prelude Performances, popular free events at Music@Menlo's annual summer festival, will showcase young artists ages 18 to 29 from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, Atherton.
 

Teen Activities

Student Equity Action Network Summer Program
The Student Equity Action Network (SEAN), a nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD), will hold a free summer program for rising eighth- through 11th-graders in PAUSD. Monday-Thursday, June 29-Aug. 6, noon-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor'
Made possible through a gift from the Kayden family, this exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center includes 56 works by the 20th-century American artist Jacob Lawrence, and one by his wife, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence. Lawrence is known for his efforts in capturing the African-American experience. Wednesday-Monday, April 1-Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'American Battleground'
In "American Battleground: Photographs of the Civil War, 1861-1865," the Cantor Arts Center examines the then-emerging medium of photography in the U.S. and how it was used to document the conflict. Wednesday-Monday, March 25-Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Concerts

Music@Menlo Master Classes
During Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, young artists and faculty from the Chamber Music Institute will hold master classes to exchange ideas, discuss interpretive approaches and prepare classical music masterworks for the stage. July 21-24 and 29-31, Aug. 3, 4, 6 and 7, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

Sports

United States Pony Club Championships 2015
United States Pony Club Championships West 2015 will welcome 150 competitors from throughout the Western States to compete in many equestrian disciplines. Sunday-Wednesday, Aug. 2-5. Free. Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sandhill Road, Woodside.
 

Concerts

Stanford Jazz Festival 2015
The Stanford Jazz Festival will return this summer with 34 concerts featuring a plethora of acclaimed jazz performers, including Allison Miller, Victor Lin, James Farm, Taylor Eigsti and others. See website for specific dates, times and pricing. June 19-Aug. 8. Prices vary. Stanford University venues, including Bing Concert Hall and Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford.

Family and Kids

Marine Science Camp
The Marine Science Institute will offer summer camps through which children and teens can learn about the biology of the coast and bay through hands-on activities, viewing live animals and educational field trips. See website for more info. June 15-Aug. 14. Prices start at $415. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.
 

Health

Free Fitness Bodyweight Class
Former Belgian professional gymnast Alexandre Wayenberg will provide free bodyweight fitness classes four mornings each week. RSVP is required; visit the website for more info. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, July 13-Aug. 14, 7 a.m. Free. Sylvan Park, 550 Sylvan Ave., Mountain View.
 

Family and Kids

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time
At these weekly Portola Valley Library events, parents can connect with their infants through singing, dancing, reading and playing. The event is best suited for babies up to 18 months old, but older children are welcome, too. Mondays, Aug. 3-17, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings
Bay Area choral singers can join Schola Cantorum for its weekly Summer Sings, during which participants will sing great works under the baton of respected Bay Area choral conductors. Mondays, July 13-Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. $13 general; free for ages 25 and under with student ID. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
 

Exhibits

'Plus One: Pop Duplications'
The exhibit "Plus One: Pop Duplications" focuses on the emergence of Pop Art, looking at how American artists in the early 1960s used popular imagery, commercial signage and product design as sources and inspiration for their work. Wednesday-Monday, April 8-Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Bravo!: Music and Theater in Enlightenment Europe'
The Cantor Arts Center has collected prints and drawings that probe the 18th-century realms of music and drama for an exhibit entitled "Bravo!: Music and Theater in Enlightenment Europe." Wednesday-Monday, March 25-Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Teen Activities

2015 Palo Alto Youth Council applications
The Palo Alto Youth Council is a group of 15 to 20 dedicated youth ambassadors to the City Council, with the goal of building connections between teens and the greater Palo Alto community. Visit the website to learn more. The application deadline is Aug. 21. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto .
 

Classes/Workshops

Yoga with Surfer Mike
Michael Kintz, or Surfer Mike, will lead a 13-week course on yoga, meditation and mindful movement for all ages and levels. The classes seek to help calm the mind and develop present moment awareness. Mondays, June 8-Aug. 24, 5:30-6:45 p.m $130 resident; $145 nonresident. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'500 Years of Italian Master Drawings'
The Cantor Arts Center presents almost 100 rarely seen drawings from the 15th to the 20th century in the exhibit "500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Museum." Wednesday-Monday, May 22-Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Baylands Paintings by Bob Schick and Friends'
The Environmental Volunteers Art Gallery will welcome a new installation of works by curator by Bob Schick and his students. The pieces present themes from the Palo Alto Baylands in different media. On July 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., there will be a reception with the artists. May 30-Aug. 28, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers, Art Gallery, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

Art in Action student work exhibit
The East Palo Alto Library is hosting a summer-long exhibit of work by kindergarten through second-grade students who participated in Art in Action programs at East Palo Alto Charter School and Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park. June 2-Aug. 28, library hours. Free. East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'No Limits - Freedom to Create'
The Town of Los Altos Hills is now hosting "No Limits - Freedom to Create," a fine art exhibit showcasing the work of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. Monday-Friday, March 9-Aug. 28, 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. Free. Town of Los Altos Hills, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Health

Danceation Fitness Classes
European pop star Heath Hunter and international fitness guru Kirsten Johnson lead high-energy dance and fitness workouts for all skill levels. Danceation studio also offers weekly yoga classes. See website for detailed schedule. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 8-Aug. 31. $20 single class; $150 10-class pass. Los Altos American Legion, 347 1st St., Los Altos.

Volunteers

Greeter and peer counselor recruitment
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is recruiting new peer counselors and greeters to help with its programs and services during Community Outreach events held from April to June and September to November. The organization seeks working or retired professionals, as well those with no experience, who are emotionally stable. The time commitment is about two to four hours per month. Training will be provided. March-August. Free. Location varies, Palo Alto and Mountain View, .

Teen Activities

Teen Library Advisory Board applications
Palo Alto Library is currently recruiting teens for its Teen Library Advisory Board (T-LAB). The opportunity allows students in grades 8 to 12 to help the library with its Teen Zone, generate programming ideas, offer book suggestions and more, as well as earn community service hours. Applications are due by Sept. 15. Aug. 1-Sept. 15. Free. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, Toomer, and Modernism'
The Cantor Arts Center puzzles out the relationships -- aesthetic and romantic -- between Georgia O'Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz and Harlem Renaissance writer Jean Toomer in the exhibit "O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, Toomer, and Modernism." Wednesday-Monday, May 6-Sept. 21, 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, through Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

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.
 

Food and Drink

Off the Grid: Palo Alto
With help from the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Off the Grid will bring its market offering a number of dinner options and a pop-up bar to Palo Alto. Mondays, Feb. 16-Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

Health

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing classes guide participants in abdominal work, strength training and aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is provided by staff. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 9-Dec. 18, 9 a.m. $36 month; $6 single class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.

Clubs/Meetings

Palo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club holds meetings each Monday night, holidays included, and welcomes new players of all levels, from tournament champs to beginners. Registration is not required, and attendees can bring their own equipment or use the club's. Mondays, year-round, 6-9 p.m. Free. Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.