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Arts & Entertainment - February 27, 2013

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Peninsula College Fund presents Joan Baez Benefit concert will include performances by Joan Baez and soprano ensemble Bella Sorella. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., after wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. March 2, 6 p.m. $125 and up. Homer Center, Sacred Heart Preparatory, 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Call 650-324-4321.

E-Reading for Everyone Attendees see demos and learn to download e-books and e-audio library books onto a mobile device or laptop. Two attendees will win a Kindle from the Menlo Park Library Foundation. March 2, noon-3 p.m. Menlo Park Main Library, Menlo Park.

Spring Down Open Horse Show There will be classes from beginner lead line to more advanced hunter/jumper. March 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 per class. Free for observers. Spring Down Equestrian Center, 725 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-1114. www.springdown.com

'Sister Samms and Sister Johnson, The Neighborhood' Author, activist and former mayor of San Mateo, Claire Mack unveils her new book, "Sister Samms and Sister Johnson, The Neighborhood." March 2, 11 a.m.-noon. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2525. www.menloparklibrary.org

On Stage

"Legally Blonde, The Musical" at Woodside High School's Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. March 8-9 and March 15-16. Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. For tickets ($10-$20), go to tinyurl.com/WHS-blonde; call 367-9750, ext. 4851; or visit campus box office between 3 and 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, starting March 7.

'Guys and Dolls, Jr.' North Star Academy presents the musical Feb. 28-March 2 at 7 p.m., March 3 at 1 p.m. Guys and Dolls tells the tale of Nathan Detroit who bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson that he can't make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. $8-$14. McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City. northstartix.com

'The Crucible' Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: a small, devout town is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession. Arthur Miller's account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s. Fridays, Saturdays, Feb. 28-March 9, 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets $5-15. Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. www.stanford.edu/dept/drama/12_13-events/crucible.html

Talks/Authors

Coastal Tsunami Hazards and Risk Free public lecture by USGS geographer Nathan Wood. Geographic research is helping to understand the risk, assisting planners with developing effective emergency response plans. Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5000. online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

Young adult literature Four Seattle-based authors (Sean Beaudoin, Kevin Emerson, Cat Patrick and Martha Brockenbrough) present some of "what's next" in young adult literature. March 1, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Art

'Scenes from the Silk Road': photographs by Frances Freyberg Portola Art Gallery presents photographs of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Syria. Through Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220. www.francesfreyberg.com

Paintings by Christine Canepa Canada College Art Gallery presents paintings and photo drawings through Feb. 28. Hours: Mon., Weds.: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues.,Thurs. 1-4 p.m. Canada College Art Gallery, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-306-3336.

Classes/Workshops

Freestyle Clinic with Karlyn Pipes, four-time world masters swimmer of the year and multiple masters world record holder, returns to the Bay Area to present her Faster Freestyle Clinic on Saturday, March 2, 4-7 p.m. $125. Burgess Pool, 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

iPhone Photography II Building on iPhone I class, this workshop will provide more information on handling the camera, exploring new applications in depth, and editing and organizing images in a camera and the iPhone community. Wednesdays, Saturdays, through April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $60 members; $75 non-members Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300. www.filoli.org

Concerts

Waarts Plays Prokofiev The Silicon Valley Symphony presents violinist Stephen Waarts, age 16, playing the challenging "Violin Concerto No. 1" by Serge Prokofiev; plus Debussy's Petite Suite & Mendelssohn Reformation Sym. March 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15-$20. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 415-287-6002.

Et Alia

Atherton Library Preschool Storytime Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and activities Mondays through May 20, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Be a Mentor Info Session Friends for Youth serves at-risk youth who live in San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara counties. Youth are matched one on one with positive adults. There will be an information session on Feb. 26, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Friends for Youth, 1741 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-482-2867. www.friendsforyouth.org/beamentor.html

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