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Arts & Entertainment - May 29, 2013

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Special Events

Education fun run and walk Walkers and strollers welcome. $30. June 2, 9 a.m.-noon. 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park. Call 650-218-2509.

Nativity Carnival 2013 features carnival rides, game booths, food court June 7, 5-11 p.m.; June 8, noon-11 p.m.; and June 9, noon-6 p.m. Free. Nativity School, 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-323-7914. nativityschool.com/carnival

'Storytelling in the Park' The Menlo Park Library kicks off its summer reading season with a storytelling in the park event. Bring picnic if you like, and enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee from Peet's Coffee as John Weaver shares stories. June 2, 10-11 a.m. Free. Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Ave. & University Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530. www.menloparklibrary.org

On Stage

'Babes in Arms' This student-run theater performance of Rodger's and Hart's musical, "Babes in Arms." May 24-June 1, 7-9 p.m. $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.

'Once Upon a Mattress' Woodside School class of 2013 presents the medieval musical June 5 at 6 p.m. and June 6-8 at 7 p.m. $15. Woodside School, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside. woodsideoperetta.com

Ballet Performance L'ecole de Danse School of Ballet performs June 11-12, 7:30-8:45 p.m. $18. Menlo-Atherton High School Auditorium, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-365-4596. lecolededanse.net

Community Events

Ormondale Farmers' Market Second-graders host farmers' market with produce, garden creations, and arts and crafts for sale. Food trucks and local musicians. May 31, 4-6 p.m. Free. Ormondale School, 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley.

Tai Chi Woodside Library hosts Tai Chi in the library's Native Plant Garden. Instructor Ben Dineen leads 60-minute class, open to all ability levels. May 24-June 28, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Menlo Park Library Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 12-18) runs June 10-Aug. 16. Register online or in the library. Barbecue at noon June 21 at Burgess Park. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530. www.menloparklibrary.org/teen.html

Kids & Families

'Toddler Dance Party' Children's musician Charity Kahn leads an interactive program of music and movement. June 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

B.O.K. Ranch hosts its 28th annual Western Day family fun day and fundraiser. B.O.K. Ranch is a nonprofit that provides horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. Tickets at the door. Horses, BBQ lunch, live music, carnival games. June 9, Noon-5 p.m. $45 for adults; children under 12 are free. B.O.K. Ranch, 1815 Cordilleras Road, Redwood City. bokranch.com

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time combines singing, dancing, reading, and playing for babies ages 0-18 months (older children are welcome too). May 7-December 17, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party at Woodside Library. All-ages program. June 8, 1-3 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Summer Reading Program Children, tTeens and adults can participate in this program at Atherton Library. Read and participate in raffle drawings. June 1-August 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

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'Recent Human Evolution As Revealed by Neanderthals' Dr. Ed Green of the UC Santa Cruz, contrasts Neanderthal genome with humans' to discover evolutionary changes. Parking directions: http://bit.ly/U1dido. June 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. SRI International, International Building, Menlo Park.

Family Art and Science Party All-day event featuring chemistry card and board games, live music, paintings and sculpture, and presentations on solar power. June 1, Noon-6 p.m. Free. Brush with Science Gallery, 3515 B Edison Way, Menlo Park. Call 650-440-0084. brushwithscience.com

Autism Spectrum Disorders Update Lucile Packard Children's Hospital hosts udate for parents and community members to learn about autism research and therapies. June 1, 8:30 a.m -4:30 p.m. $100 includes breakfast and lunch. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford. Call 650-721-6327. www.childspsychiatry.stanford.edu

Redwood Symphony Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" in two performances: Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 students. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-366-6872. www.redwoodsymphony.org/concerts/2012-13/concert6-2012.html

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