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Arts & Entertainment - December 11, 2013

Around Town: Gingerbread House workshop

The Village Pub will host a Gingerbread House workshop from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the restaurant, 2967 Woodside Road in Woodside.

The price per child is $85 and includes instruction, a gingerbread house, snacks, and a gift. The class is designed for children 5 years and older.

To reserve, email info@thevillagepub.net or call 851-6844.

Jazz concert in Portola Valley

The Joe LaBarbera Quintet, with Joe LaBarbera, Bill Cunliffe, Clay Jenkins, Bob Sheppard and Tom Warrington, will present straight-ahead jazz at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Rothrock Performance Hall on the Woodside Priory campus, 302 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

The program is produced by Palo Alto Jazz Alliance and Palo Alto Adult School and co-sponsored by KCSM FM-91.1

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $15 for students. The event benefits jazz education.

'Mike's House' dedication

Service League staff, supporters and clients gathered Dec. 3 to celebrate the dedication of "Mike's House," a newly acquired transitional house for men, in remembrance of the late county supervisor and former Service League executive director, Mike Nevin.

"Mike's House," located in Redwood City, is the seventh house in the Service League's Hope House program, which provides recently released county jail inmates with transitional housing, as well as intensive residential substance-abuse treatment.

As executive director, Mr. Nevin, who died last year, led the expansion of the Hope House program, which now has seven facilities with capacity to treat 50 clients.

Karen Francone, current executive director of the Service League, and Mike Scanlon, president of the Service League board of directors, spoke at the dedication. Cathy Nevin, Mr. Nevin's widow, attended the ceremonies.

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