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Arts & Entertainment - December 4, 2013

Around Town: Holiday book sale in Menlo

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will hold a holiday mini-sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the meeting room downstairs at the library, 800 Alma St. in the Civic Center.

Thirty-plus categories of books will be for sale at bargain prices, mostly $2 or less, says Friends spokesman Tim Goode. Proceeds will be used for child and adult programs at the library.

SHP boutique

The annual Sacred Heart Preparatory holiday boutique will be held Dec. 4, 5 and 6 in the historic 115-year-old school building on the Atherton campus.

Eighteen vendors will offer wares, ranging from jewelry and clothing to holiday greenery and decorations. The new artisan food market will feature food gifts made by local vendors.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Sacred Heart Prep is at 150 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton.

Gingerbread House

The Youth Group of Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its fifth annual Gingerbread House decorating event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the church, 1095 Cloud Ave. in Menlo Park.

The pre-assembled house includes candy, sweets, and tools needed to decorate. Each house is $50.

Go to bethany-mp.org or call 854-5897 to book reservations.

Toys for Tots

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is holding its annual Toys for Tots drive through Dec. 13.

Coldwell Banker offices will serve as collection centers for new, unwrapped toys. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will deliver the toys to charitable organizations and social welfare agencies.

Local Coldwell Banker offices are at 1377 El Camino and 930 Santa Cruz Ave., both in Menlo Park; and at 2969 Woodside Road in Woodside.

Kitka concert

Kitka, the women's vocal ensemble, will return to Arts at St. Bede's at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, for its annual Wintersongs concert. The program showcases music from Eastern Europe. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35.

Go to kitka.org for reservations or call 510-444-0323. St. Bede's Episcopal Church is at 2650 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.

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