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Arts & Entertainment - June 19, 2013

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Windrider Film Forum hosts independent films and filmmakers in three-day film festival. Q&A's with the filmmakers. Schedule available online. June 27-29, 7-10 p.m. $10 general; $5 seniors and students. Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. windriderbayarea.org

Charged Particles Portola Vineyards' third annual concert series begins with the jazz of Charged Particles, tastings of the vineyard's Santa Cruz Mountains pinot, and a picnic (that attendees can bring). June 23, 5:30-7 p.m. $8 adults, $4 children, plus ticketing fee. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. www.eventbrite.com/event/6067651509?ref=ebtnebtckt

Menlo Park Library Teen Summer Reading Porgram (ages 12-18) runs June 10-August 16. Register online or at library. Read books, write reviews and enter weekly raffles for prizes. Library barbecue at noon June 21 at Burgess Park. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530. menloparklibrary.org/teen.html

Kids & Families

'Kidchella' Alison Faith Levy performs with Big Time Tot Rock band. June 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

'Paws for Tales' On the fourth Saturday of each month, children ages 5 and up can sign up to read to a trained service dog. Through Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

'Reading Is So Delicious' Storytime & Craft Woodside Library event features crafts, stories and snacks. Signup required. Ages 5 to 10; parents welcome to attend with child. June 22, 3-3:45 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Et Alia

El Camino Youth Symphony gives preview performance of its Central Europe tour before it embarks on international tour. ECYS alumni and former concertmaster of SFYO, Yujin Ariza, perform Sibelius Violin "Concert in D Minor" and works by Shostakovich and Rossini. June 22, 7:30 p.m. $8/$15. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. ecys.org

Joan Steinau Lester, author of "Mama's Child," will be at Kepler's. Book deals with relationship between a white mother and her biracial daughter. June 20, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/?

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