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Arts & Entertainment - August 21, 2013

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Special Events

Artistry in Fashion Canada College fashion department hosts 60 designers selling clothing, jewelry and other fashions. Visitors can tour fashion department from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 entry donation, free parking. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Call 650 306-3370. www.ArtistryinFashion.com

Senior Showcase Information Fair Little House hosts 40 exhibitors offering services, giveaways and information. Aug. 24 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-344-5200. www.smdailyjournal.com/seniorshowcase/

Classes/Workshops

'California Apricots: the Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley' Little House hosts author Robin Chapman. Aug. 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222.

Skype: Online Video Conferencing The Woodside Library hosts a workshop on Skype. Aug. 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

On Stage

Shakespeare in the Park: 'Macbeth' San Francisco Shakespeare Festival performance of "Macbeth": Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Free. Sequoia High School , 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/stage.htm

'And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little' This dark comedy explores the lives of the three Reardon sisters who have recently lost their mother. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 29-Sept. 22, 8 p.m. $15-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006 ext. 2.

Lectures & Talks

'Influential Families of San Francisco & the Peninsula' Michael Svanevik talks about Peninsula's history and those who created it. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 30 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Little House Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org/littlehouse/contact.cfm

YA Event: 'Crown of Midnight' Sarah J. Maas discusses and signs her new novel about 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien. Aug. 28, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Et Alia

Barn Dance Portola Vineyards hosts barn dance with a live string band. Bring a picnic. 5-8 p.m. $15. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-332-4959.

Family Movie Night "Ratatouille." Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

For Teens: Fruit Ninja Gaming Tournament Aug. 23, 5-6:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula New Member Open Houses Wednesday, Aug. 21 6:30-8 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 24 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse, 555 Ravenswood Ave. , Menlo Park. www.thejuniorleague.org/join

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