Almanac

Community - July 17, 2013

Around Town: Concerts at Portola Vineyards

Portola Vineyards, at 850 Los Trancos Road in Portola Valley, will host a concert featuring the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet on Sunday, July 28. Another Latin jazz ensemble, Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina, will perform Sunday, Aug. 18.

A barn dance, with a caller and live string band, will take place Sunday, Sept. 1. "More than anything, we want people to engage with the place they live in and with the wine they're drinking," says Debbie Lehmann, who manages the family vineyard.

The jazz concerts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. The barn dance runs from 6 to 8 p.m. with tickets at $15.

Go to portolavineyards.com to buy tickets.

Junior League

holds open houses

The Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula will hold three open houses in Menlo Park this summer for prospective members. Membership is open to all women over 21 who are interested in community service.

Open houses will be held in the league's main office at the Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse, 555 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on two Wednesdays: July 17 and Aug. 21. A third open house will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.

To RSVP, call (650) 321-5026 and leave your full name and the date you are able to attend.

Visit thejuniorleague.org for directions to the gatehouse and more information.

Horse clinic

Dennis Reis, founder of the Reis Ranch School of Universal Horsemanship and featured clinician on RFD TV, will bring his horsemanship clinic to the Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

Dennis and Deborah Reis say they will help students with local horses and demonstrate on their own horses.

Reis Ranch will be filming for their television show. To join the audience, bring your horse to the clinic or for more information, visit reisranch.com. Audience passes are complimentary, but preregistration is required.

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