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Community - August 20, 2014

Around Town: Allied Arts Guild holds open house

Menlo Park's Allied Arts Guild, home to shops, artists' studios, and Blue Garden Cafe, will hold a community open house on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendees can stroll through gardens, visit artisan shops, dine at the cafe, and learn about the history of the Menlo Park landmark, where artists come to create and showcase their works.

Allied Arts Guild is located at 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.

The Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary owns and operates the Guild, in support of uncompensated care at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

Go to alliedartsguild.org for more information.

Atherton benefit for 49ers Academy

A fundraiser will be held in Atherton on Wednesday, Aug. 27, to benefit the San Francisco 49ers Academy, a public middle school in East Palo Alto.

The event, called "Cocktails & Couture," will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the home of entrepreneur Michael Uytengsu.

Event co-chairs Bella Babot, an Academy board member, and Michelle Sharkey, Academy executive director, say nearly 350 people are expected to attend.

Danielle York, the wife of the San Francisco 49ers owner, and Sarah Harbaugh, the wife of the 49ers head coach, plan to be there, organizers say.

Local restaurants and caterers will provide food and drink. Three Bulgari prizes will be raffled, and there will be a live auction and a Wilkes Bashford runway fashion show.

Tickets are $150 for general and $250 for VIP admission

Go to tinyurl.com/49er827 for more information.

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