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'My Homeland in Colors' Author and photographer Guillermo Rivas presents his photos of Peru and discusses his perspective on photography. July 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2512.
'The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life' Kepler's Books hosts an event to commemorate the life of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. and to celebrate the publication of his memoir. Stanford historian Bertrand M. Patenaude, who served as editor for the memoir, will talk about Bill Lane's career as longtime publisher of Sunset, etc. July 16, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.
'Damn Few: Making the Modern Seal Warrior' From his own SEAL training and missions overseas, Rorke Denver takes readers inside the training of America's special-ops commando teams. July 9, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com
'From Brush Strokes to Key Strokes: Novels about Art & Artists' Kepler's Books hosts a panel to talk about the challenges of writing about art and artists. July 11, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.
Eat, Drink, Talk and Swap Books: Summer Reading Edition For anyone who is new to the area or simply looking to meet new people, Kepler's hosts a book swap event with food and wine. Bring a book to swap. July 13, 6:30-9 p.m. $30. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/392987
'Hercules: Renaissance Hero' With images by Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Golzius and 12 of their contemporaries, this exhibition illustrates how Renaissance artists imagined Hercules, a mythical Greek demigod endowed with exceptional strength. Wednesday through Sunday, July 10-Nov. 24, 11 a.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. 'Storied Past: Four centuries of French Drawings' This exhibition features 60 French drawings created over a span of four centuries, all drawn from the Suida-Manning collection at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Saturdays and Sundays, July 6-Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Maren & Jamie Showkeir Combining lessons from their yoga practices with experience as workplace consultants, the authors will discuss their work, "Finding Sanity Off the Mat and on the Job." July 10, 7-9 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.
Portola Valley Farmers' Market at Portola Valley Town Center, Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Free. 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
The Mountain Goat Farmers' Market is held in front of the Skywood Trading Post on Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. The Mountain Goat Farmers' Market, 17285 Skyline Blvd., Woodside.
Woodside Farmers' Market at Woodside Elementary, Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Woodside Farmers' Market, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.
American Music on Hoover Carillon James Welch performs a program of American patriotic songs and folk tunes on the carillon bells of Hoover Tower on Stanford campus. Parking is free on the 4th. Park in the vicinity of the tower and bring a lawn chair and listen. July 4, 2-2:45 p.m. Free. Hoover Tower, Serra near Galvez Street, Stanford. Call 650-856-9700. welchorganist.com
Music on the Square: 'Surfin' Safari' Dennis Wilson (drums), Carl Wilson (guitar) and Brian Wilson will perform a Beach Boys tribute concert as part of Redwood City's "Music on the Square" summer music series. July 12, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/musiconthesquare.html
Kids & Families
'Aladdin' by Fratello Marionettes Fratello Marionettes performs "Aladdin," a show for ages 4 and up. July 15, 3-4 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org
'Jack and The Beanstalk' The Puppet Company presents this classic tale for children ages 4 and up. July 8, 3-4 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org
'Reading Is So Delicious' Storytime & Snack The Woodside Library hosts a storytime and snack event with Johnny Appleseed stories and comparative apple tasting. Sign-up required. Ages 5 to 10; parents welcome to attend with child. July 11, 3-3:45 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org
Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time "Baby Bounce and Rhyme" combines singing, dancing, reading, and playing. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months (although 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
Fratello Marionettes Present 'Aladdin' The Fratello Marionettes will perform "Aladdin." All ages welcome. Program is funded by The Friends of Woodside Library. July 17, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org
Lego Club The Atherton Library hosts a Lego club, where children can build legos. Fridays, July 5-26, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org
Mad Science Learn about butterflies and what they eat with Mad Science. Suitable for ages 3-5. Sign-up required. July 8, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org
Mad Science The theme of this Mad Science workshop is "Taste & Smell". Suitable for ages 3-5. Sign-up required. July 15, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org
Summer Reading Program Children, teens and adults can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Atherton Library. The theme is "Reading is Soooo Delicious!" Read and participate in raffle drawings. The program is during library hours. June 1-August 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org
TheatreWorks PlayMakers Camp TheatreWorks Education introduces TW PlayMakers, K-8 summer camps that feature theatre games and activities, with each program culminating in a performance created by the students. June 17-July 28 and July 8-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $550 per child. Jordan Middle School, 750 North California Ave., Palo Alto . Call 650-463-7146. www.theatreworks.org/learn/youth/camps
ICA Summer Film Fest Stanford University's Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) hosts an international film festival. A Stanford affiliate will introduce each film and lead a discussion. Wednesdays, July 3-August 14, 7-10 p.m. Free. Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-9317. www.ica.stanford.edu/2013FilmFest
Movies on the Square: 'Life of Pi' "Life of Pi" will be playing as part of Redwood City's "Movies on the Square." Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, "Life of Pi" is an adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the son of an Indian zookeeper. July 11, 8:45 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/movies.html
Brass & Organ Concert in Stanford Memorial Church The Bay Brass and University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan join together for the 11th annual festival concert celebrating the "Art of Sound" Summer Brass Festival. July 9, 8-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Building 500, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. www.events.stanford.edu/events/384/38459
East Palo Alto Blues Festival Benefit Concert In conjunction with the East Palo Alto-Belle Haven Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Brock and Co. presents a blues festival concert featuring Bay Area bands such as J.C. Smith Band, the Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of AllStars, Fillmore Slim, the New Razheem Blues Band featuring Ray Star and Alvin Draper. July 7, 7 p.m. $20. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.clubfoxrwc.com
'Becky's New Car' Dragon Theatre Company puts on a comedy, "Becky's New Car," written by playwright Steven Dietz and directed by James Nelson. July 14-August 4, 2-4 p.m. $10-$25. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006. www.dragonproductions.net
'Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God' Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, a writer, leads a week-long silent retreat for women. Aug. 1-7, 4-1 p.m. $550/private room, $485/shared, $320/commuters. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-325-5614. www.vallombrosa.org
Friendly Shabbat Potluck Congregation Kol Emeth will hold multiple Friday night services in the backyard of a private home, followed by a kosher potluck dinner. For location addresses, please call the Kol Emeth office. July 5, 19 and 26; August 2 and 9, 6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto. Call 650-948-7498. kolemeth.org
University Public Worship Memorial Church hosts University Public Worship with Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, preaching and music by university organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. July 7, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. events.stanford.edu/events/368/36855
Walk4Water This one-mile walk, organized by the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, is designed to simulate the experience of villagers in rural Africa. Participants will go to a water source, fill their buckets and return for snacks and activities. The MPPC will donate $25 per registrant toward clean water projects. July 13 in Menlo Park and July 16 in Mountain View (at Open Door Church Mountain View on 1667 Miramonte Ave. 1 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-329-7424. www.mppc.org/walk4water
'Links to the Heart' Golf Tournament Play the Stanford University Golf Course and support Pathways Hospice at the same time. The hole-in-one prize is a 2013 Lexus IS 250, compliments of Magnussen Lexus. July 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $375 per player or $1,500 for a foursome. Stanford University Golf Course, 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. Call 408-773-4109. www.pathwayshealth.org/golf
Meniere's Disease Support Group A group sharing knowledge, experiences and support. People with Meniere's Disease, their caregivers, friends and family are welcome to attend. Second Friday of every month. Free Sequoia Hospital Health & Wellness Center, 749 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Call 650-367-5998. sequoiahospital.org click on classes & events
Menlo Park Library Teen Summer Reading Menlo Park Library's 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 12-18) runs June 10-August 16. Register online or come into the library. Read books, write reviews and enter weekly raffles for awesome prizes. The library will also kick off summer with a barbecue on June 21 at noon at Burgess Park. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530. www.menloparklibrary.org/teen.html