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Arts & Entertainment - October 20, 2010

Calendar

Special Events

Teen Night: After Hours. Menlo Park Library opens its doors to students in grades 6-12. Candy scavenger hunt, pumpkin bowling, airbrushed tattoos. Registration by a parent required by e-mailing: andrus@plsinfo.org. Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 330-2530. menloparklibrary.org

Bay for the Gulf food and wine gala will raise funds for Waterkeeper's Alliance's cleanup of the Gulf Coast following BP oil disaster. Chefs, artisans and winemakers. Oct. 24, 3-6 p.m. $150. Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. www.bayforthegulf.com

Talks/Authors

"My Maasai Life." Free The Children's Kenya Program Director will read from her new book, "My Maasai Life," and share stories from her growing up in suburban Illinois and moving to rural Kenya as a young woman. Oct. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 815-9632.

2010 Roundtable at Stanford. Moderator Tom Brokaw and panel of leaders discuss the future of the Baby Boomer generation. Oct. 23, 9:30-10 a.m. $10. Maples Pavilion, 655 Campus Drive, Stanford. Call 723-1844.

Report Card on Stimulus Package. SDForum's Green Evening Series. What can entrepreneurs hope for in the way of funds to grow their green businesses? Oct. 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Members: $35; others, $45. Orrick, 1100 Marsh Road, Menlo Park.

Concerts

California Bach Society, under the direction of Paul Flight, presents: "Hail! Bright Cecilia" by Purcell and "Acis and Galatea" by Handel. Soloists Ann Moss, Brian Thorsett, and Jeffrey Fields, and a full Baroque orchestra, with trumpets and timpani, join the 25-voice chorus. Oct. 23, 8 p.m. $30-$10. St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 415-262-0272. www.calbach.org

Halloween with Redwood Symphony. Conducted by Eric Kujawsky. Audience and musicians in costume. Program: "Theme from Harry Potter," "Disney Suite," Borodin's "Polovetsian Dances," Revueltas's "Sensemaya," Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Tickets: $10-$25. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 366-6872.

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert. Maestro David Ramadanoff kicks off 46th season with Handel's "Water Music Suite No. 2," Haydn's "Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, Drum Roll," and Frank Martin's "Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and Strings." Reception with artists follows concert. Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Admission: $5-$20 at door. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

PACO 45th Season Opening Concert. Benjamin Simon, conductor. Program includes Felix Mendelssohn's first symphony, Jean-Baptiste Lully's "Piece de Concert," Lou Harrison's "Suites for Cello and Strings," and Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden." Oct. 23, 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $5- $15. Los Altos HS Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos.

Kids & Families

Magic Forest Journey. Njeri's Morning Glory School is hosting a special event where children can follow an angel guide on a lantern-lit night walk to see classical fairytale enactments. Every child receives a gift from the characters of each vignette. 6-9:30 p.m. $20 per child; adults free. Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Call 408-255-5520.

Peter Apel, Music & Magic. For all ages. Oct. 28, 10-10:45 a.m. free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 851-0147.

Trick or Treat Street. Hundreds of kids get a safe environment to participate in games, activities, a parade, and trick-or-treating on the M-A campus. Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Ave., Atherton.

Zoo Night. "Dress up in your Halloween costume and bring the kids and family to the annual Zoo Night. Food and drinks, Halloween treats, and close-up animal encounters. Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Republican Women Luncheon. Guest Speaker Michael Erickson, proponent of the "Support Federal Immigration Law" initiative, and chairman, Republicans for the National Interest. Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $40. Menlo Park. Call 650-591-7269.

Marsh Manor shopping center has been remodeled and is holding a Fall Harvest Hoedown with pumpkin decorating, wine and beer tasting, food by Absolute Barbecue Company, live music, and activities for kids. Oct. 22, 4-8 p.m. Free. Marsh Manor, Marsh Road and Florence Street, Redwood City. Call 650-851-1177. www.marshmanor.com

"Childsaver." The Portola Valley Library will screen the film "Childsaver," a portrait of a Lutheran minister who saved the lives of 1,000 Jewish children during World War II. Oct. 21, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560.

Menlo Art League's annual exhibit. More than 70 works of art, including paintings, and sculptures. Through Oct. 29, noon-4 p.m. Free. The Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 906-2045.

Second Annual FabMo Textile Art Boutique will showcase art and crafts made by local artisans. Sat, Oct. 23, 10-5 p.m. Free. Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. www.FabMo.org

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