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Arts & Entertainment - February 10, 2010

Around Town: Daffodil days opens Filoli season

Filoli is hosting "Daffodil Daydreams" from Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 28, to mk the official opening of its 2010 season. Filoli has tens of thousands of daffodils on display in many different landscapes throughout the estate, located at 86 Canada Road in Woodside. Two large meadows of daffodils contain approximately 600,000 bulbs, says Filoli spokesperson Christina Syrett.

Visitors can also enjoy other early spring flowering in the gardens, demonstrations, activities for children, garden walks, and the "Patterns and Abstractions of Nature" art exhibit.

Talks will be given by Bob Spotts, president of the Northern California Daffodil Society; Lucy Tolmach, Filoli's director of horticulture; and Lee McCaffree, a botanical art instructor.

Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Artists are invited to photograph and paint in the gardens on Friday and Sunday.

Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 for students, ages 5 through 17; and free for children 4 and under. For reservations, visit www.filoli.org or call 364-8300, ext. 508.

Valentine dance at Little House

The Little House Activity Center, located at 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park, will hold a Valentine dinner dance on Thursday, Feb. 11. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Dinner only is $14. Dance only is $10. For reservations, call 326-2025.

Camellia Society show and sale

More than 1,000 blossoms will be on display at the 49th annual San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society show on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Communities Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave. in Redwood City.

Some rarely available camellia plants will be for sale and there will be demonstrations on how to care for camellias. Admission is free.

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