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Arts & Entertainment - February 15, 2012

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On Stage

'Don Giovanni' West Bay Opera's production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" performs Feb. 17-26. Friday/Saturday performances at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. . $40-70. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-9999. www.wbopera.org

'All Shook Up' Foothill Music Theatre presents a musical featuring songs made famous by Elvis Presley and a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro. Feb. 23-March 11. $10-$28. Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www.foothillmusicals.com

Talks/Authors

Brian Appleton The author discusses his book "Tales from the Zirzameen," short stories about Iranian culture and society as well as the American expatriate culture there in the 1970s. Feb 23, 7 p.m. Buy event book or $10 gift card to admit two. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

David Agus speaks on "The End of Illness," in which he argues that people must embrace a new way of looking at their health. Feb. 21, 7-8 p.m. $20 general, $12 members, $7 students. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530.

Meg Rosoff speaks on her book "There is No Dog." Her debut novel, "How I Live Now," was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Patricia Schultz discusses the latest edition of her book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Attendees must buy the event book or a $10 gift card (admits two). Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Reuven Glick of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco discusses "The U.S. Economic Outlook in a Global Economy: Challenges and Prospects" at a free public meeting. Feb 15, 7:30-8 p.m. Free. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Classes/Workshops

'Chronic-Disease Management' Tuesdays through Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, EXT. 222. www.penvol.org

'Facebook Computer Class' Joe Saba shows how to navigate the popular social-media site. Feb. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.smcl.org

'Solid State Electronics and Integrated Circuits' Introductory course. For ages 10 and above. Sundays from Feb. 19 through March 11, 1-3:30 p.m. $85 general, $75 museum members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www.moah.org/education

Advanced French Tuesdays from Feb. 14 through March. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $60/$65 plus materials. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org

First Aid with Adult CPR/AED American Red Cross course meets OSHA guidelines and combines lecture and interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios likely to occur in a workplace. Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $90. American Red Cross Silicon Valley, 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. www.siliconvalley-redcross.org

Dance

Caliente Latin Dancing Students will learn the style, steps, timing and music of cha cha, swing, samba and merengue. Wednesdays through Feb. 29, 7-7:45 p.m. $40 per 5-week session/$12 drop-in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org

International Folk Dance Class Classes taught by Marcel Vinokur. Mondays through April 2, with beginning at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 7:45. Request dancing at 8:45. No partners necessary. Featuring dances from the Balkans and Israel. Monthly parties 1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 8 p.m.: $9 with free refreshments. (No class 1/16, 2/20.) $58 ($44 for Menlo Park residents), $7 drop -ins. Arrilaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-327-0759.

Family and Kids

'Dad and Me at the Library' The Puppet Art Theater Company will present a "Hansel & Gretel" puppet show. This event is sponsored by the Fatherhood Collaborative and the San Mateo County Library. Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

'Juggling, Magic & Storytelling' Bob Kann juggles his skills of magic and storytelling in a performance. Feb. 16, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.smcl.org

Et Alia

Support Groups

Alateen Support Meetings Alateen is a community of young people (12-20 years) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Participants focus on learning how to help themselves. Confidential, anonymous, non-religious and based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sponsored by Al-Anon. Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Trinity Parish Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Tierney Room, Menlo Park. Call 650-464-1925. midpeninsula.org

Portola Valley Library Non-Fiction Book Club The club discusses "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Drop-ins welcome. Feb. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

'Growing Up Asian in America' Essays and artwork from 2011 by K-12 students are featured with the theme of "Lost and Found." Feb. 4-29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.asianpacificfund.org

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