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Community - October 16, 2013

Around Town: 'Everyone Needs to Plan Ahead'

"Everyone Needs to Plan Ahead: Organizing Your Records for Yourself and Your Loved Ones," a presentation by Arna Shefrin of Menlo Park, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Ms. Shefrin will present an overview of the Nola Press publication, "Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To." She and her husband used the book to organize critical information about their assets, legal affairs, health care and last wishes.

Free wheelchair accessible van service is available for Menlo Park area seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for van reservations.

Dr. Sax tells how

gender matters

Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and family physician, will give a talk on "Yes! Gender Matters" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Hillview Middle School's Performing Arts Center, 1100 Elder Ave. in Menlo Park.

The talk is part of the Hillview parent education speaker series that is open to the public.

Dr. Sax will discuss ways that gender affects the emotional challenges that children face in and outside of the classroom. The author of "Why Gender Matters," "Boys Adrift" and "Girls on the Edge," will share strategies and tactics for helping kids thrive in an increasingly competitive and stressful world, whatever their gender.

Family meeting

The Edward Howell Family Association, hosted by Gelston Howell of Menlo Park, will hold its national meeting Oct. 18-20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame. Descendants of Edward Howell, born in 1584 in England, are invited to attend. Contact Patti Penning of Menlo Park, howell1776@hotmail.com, for more information.

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