Arts & Entertainment - February 17, 2010

Around Town: 'Girls Lead Now' event in Menlo Park

Girls Lead Now is hosting its annual "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken" conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Mid-Peninsula High School, 1340 Willow Road in Menlo Park.

The conference for girls ages 14-18 begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. The event, now in its sixth year, will feature workshops focused on life skills, such as college preparation, getting a first job, health and nutrition, budgeting and more, according to a Girls Lead Now spokesperson Andrea Nelson.

Keynote speaker will be Helen Grieco, founder of the She Institute. For more than 25 years, Ms. Grieco has worked as executive director for the National Organization for Women in California.

Cost for the event is $15 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, a Girls Lead Now T-shirt, and a teen clothing swap. Registration is required.

Go to for more information and to register.

Women's heart health breakfast event

The American Heart Association, Sequoia Hospital, and Mills Peninsula Medical Center are sponsoring a women's heart health breakfast featuring a panel of medical experts at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Marriott San Mateo, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo.

The purpose of the breakfast is to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and over. The panel will include four cardiologists and one obstetrician-gynecologist from Sequoia Hospital and Mills Peninsula Medical Center.

Cost of the breakfast is $25. For ticket information, call Jennifer Truax at 510-904-4029.

Seaside Singers at The Sequoias

The Seaside Singers of Pacifica and the Friday Mornings Ensemble will present a program of vocal and instrumental music at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Hanson Hall at The Sequoias in Portola Valley.

The music will range from 16th century madrigals and British and American folksongs to George Gershwin and Dave Brubeck. The singers will be accompanied by recorders, dulcimers and percussion. The program is free and open to the public.

The Sequoias is located at 501 Portola Road in Portola Valley. For more information, call 851-1501.


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