Almanac

Community - July 10, 2013

Around Town: Atherton event raises funds for hospital foundation

The Sequoia Hospital Foundation hosted Cirque du Sequoia, an evening of food and wine for 250 guests at an Atherton estate on June 21. The event raised nearly $225,000 for the redesign, renovation and expansion of the Sequoia Hospital's Birth Center.

The Birth Center averages 133 deliveries per month. Plans include doubling the capacity of the level 2 nursery, adding additional private home-like birthing suites, and expanding nursing and family waiting areas.

The evening honored the late doctors William Kennett and John Hoff, two of Sequoia Hospital's pioneering obstetricians.

Djerassi open studios

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program will hold its annual "Open House/Open Studios" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28. This is the one day of the year the program's Artists' Barn and private grounds are open to the general public.

The afternoon will include open studios, dance and music performances, literary readings and self-guided tours ot the sculpture collection. Small plates prepared by the program's gourmet chef will be served throughout the day.

The open house marks the first public viewing of "After the Celestrial Axe," the site-inspired sculpture by visual artist and 2013 artist-in-residence Drue Kataoka.

Admission is $35 per person and reservations are required. To reserve, go to www.djerassi.org or call 747-1250.

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