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Teen ActivitiesTeen Tuesday Tech Craft
A tech craft or making activity will be offered at the new Rinconada Library. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Palo Alto Library. Registration is recommended. March 3, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Lectures & TalksAuthor Ann Hamilton on 'Expecting'
Ann Hamilton -- a screenwriter for TV and film who worked on "thirtysomething," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Party of Five" -- will share and sign her comical and uplifting debut novel "Expecting." March 3, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsLibrary e-books introduction
The Mountain View Public Library will visit the city's senior center to show community members how to download free e-books. The event will share the different collections offered and allow attendees to try out a Nexus 7 tablet. March 3, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsHousehold Alchemy: Beauty Edition
This workshop at the Mountain View Public Library will guide participants in making their own household products, including homemade body wash, deodorant, crayon lipstick and herbal hairspray. Participants must bring two clean 8-ounce jars, a clean 8-ounce spray bottle and a small pot or empty lip balm tube. Space is limited, and registration is required. March 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Exhibits'Raúl Cañibano: Storyteller'
The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College will host an exhibit called "Raúl Cañibano: Storyteller," which shares images by the Havana-based photographer that capture Cuba, its people and their struggles in the post-revolution era. Jan. 21-March 11, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation, KCI Gallery, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Pilates Cardiocamp, offered three times weekly, seeks to help participants develop better posture, a stronger back and abdominal muscles. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-March 16, 7-8 a.m. Prices vary; free week offered. Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside.
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.
VolunteersOpen space district Outdoor Education Leaders opportunities
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is now recruiting volunteer docents for its school field trip program called "Spaces & Species: Exploring Natural Communities." Visit the website for info on the orientation and training dates this spring, as well as to complete required registration. Until March 16. Free. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos.
VolunteersOpen space district nature center opportunities
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is looking for volunteer docents to staff the David C. Daniels Center at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve on weekends. Visit the website for more info on the March orientation and training dates, as well as to complete required registration. Until March 16. Free. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos.
Exhibits'Birds of America: Audubon Collection'
To begin the 2015 season of art exhibits, Filoli will share its collection of 30 prints of American birds, which were first illustrated by John James Audubon in the 19th century through engraved plates. Feb. 10-March 22, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20 adult; $17 senior (age 65 plus); $10 student; free for ages 4 and under, and Filoli members. Filoli, Visitor and Education Center, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
Art Galleries'H2O -- Water'
A Gallery 9 exhibit called "H20 -- Water" of black and white photography by Bay Area artist Roy V. Harrington will include images capturing forms of water including clouds, lakes and streams, and ice. A reception will be held on March 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. March 2-29, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Exhibits'Watercolors' by Maria Klawe
The Community School for Music and the Arts will host an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Maria Klawe -- a mathematician, computer scientist and president of Harvey Mudd College. Feb. 6-March 29, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Family and KidsToddler Storytime
Each Tuesday in March the Portola Valley Library will hold a Toddler Storytime event, where young children can enjoy songs, stories and movement activities that encourage reading and listening. 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, March 3-31, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Live MusicSinger-songwriter Patrick Ames
Palo Alto singer-songwriter Patrick Ames will perform weekly sets of all-original music at the Freewheel Brewing Company. Tuesdays, Jan. 27-March 31, 7-9:15 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewery Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City.
Clubs/MeetingsSRI Organon Toastmasters
The SRI Organon Toastmasters club focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Guests are welcome. Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 31, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street (across from the Menlo Park Police Station), Menlo Park.
Art Galleries'In a Classical Mood'
The Portola Art Gallery will present an exhibit called "In a Classical Mood," a collection of oil still-life paintings by Linda Salter. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, March 1-31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
SportsMountain View Tennis Club membership special
Mountain View Tennis Club is offering discounted membership rates until the end of March. Mountain View residents new to the club can sign up for a 2015 membership for $10. City residents renewing their membership can get a rate of $20, as well as add a new adult family member for free. All applicants must fill out a membership form online. Through March 31. $10 new member; $20 renewing member. Mountain View Tennis Club, P.O. Box 336, Mountain View.
The Palo Alto Art Center will explore the sound of art in an exhibition called "Hear This!" The center will celebrate the new exhibit with a Friday Night at the Art Center event on Jan. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 17-April 12, center hours. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Touched by Color'
Garden Fresh Restaurant will have on display an exhibit of local artist Susan Migliore's plein air landscape paintings, which explore the interplay of light, color and texture. Feb. 19-April 15, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
AuditionsECYS new member auditions
El Camino Youth Symphony is accepting audition applications for the 2015-16 season. Director Jindong Cai invites musicians ages 6 to 18 to try out for one of the symphony's ensembles. Auditions will be held in March and early April. More info about the application and audition requirements is on the website. Feb. 5-April 15. El Camino Youth Symphony Association, 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsArt School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Heads and Hands'
The Rotunda Gallery will have on display an exhibit of work by sculptor Dan Woodard, which looks at the positive and negative and serious and comical aspects of the human condition. Monday-Friday, Jan. 21-June 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Rotunda Gallery, 555 County Center, Redwood City.
Jazzercise classes in Menlo Park offer a high-energy dance-focused fitness program designed to be both fun and burn calories. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, year-round, see website for specific times. $16 class; $52/$57 per month; $130 10-class pass. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., and the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., 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.