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Community - May 22, 2013

Around Town: Portola Valley holds third annual 'Flight Night'

Portola Valley will hold its third annual "Flight Night," with demonstrations and displays of radio-controlled model aircraft, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

The public is invited to this free event, where fixed-wing, helicopters and multi-copters will be demonstrated and displayed. Participants can get instruction and practice on computer flight simulators, and can build and fly gliders, with materials supplied at the event.

Exhibits will include NASA rotorcraft and information on careers in science and technology, organizers say. The event is sponsored by the Portola Valley Nature & Science Committee.

Go to flightnightpv.org for more information.

Woodside School

The Woodside School class of 2013 presents the medieval musical "Once Upon a Mattress" at 6 p.m. on June 5 and at 7 p.m. on June 6-8. Admission is $15. Woodside School is at 3195 Woodside Road in Woodside.

Go to woodsideoperetta.com for more information.

Downsizing home

Friends of Allied Arts will present a talk on "Downsizing Your Home?" by Maria Quinby, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on May 23 at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park. To reserve a spot, send a $20 check payable to the FAA to: Anita Douglas, 501 Portola Road #8180, Portola Valley, CA 94028.

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