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Arts & Entertainment - April 11, 2012

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U.S. Geological Survey Open House will include talks, exhibits, music and hands-on activities. May 19-20. Free. US Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. http://openhouse.wr.usgs.gov/2012/index.html

On Stage: 'Of Mice and Men' TheatreWorks presents play adapted for stage by Steinbeck. April 4-29. $19- $69. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.theatreworks.org

Author Rick Gilbert speaks on "Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations," and teaches presentation strategies. April 16, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy event book or $10 gift card (admits two). Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real , Menlo Park. Call 785-393-2261.

'Crash Course on Creativity' Speaker: Author and Stanford professor Tina Seelig. 7 p.m. Admission: members free; others buy event book or $10 gift card (admits two). Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

'Poems from Iran and its Exiles' April 11, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy event book or $10 gift card (admits two). Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Helen Popper: 'California Native Gardening' April 15, 2 p.m. Members free; others buy event book or $10 gift card (admits two). Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Jennifer DuBois novel: 'A Partial History of Lost Causes' April 12, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy event book or $10 gift card (admits two). Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Digital Photography Workshop by Gilbert Draper, who apprenticed under Ansel Adams. April 18-May 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $60. Little Houser, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025, ext. 222.

"Artists in the Garden" Three artisans present original garden art. April 21-23, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 1352 Orange Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-291-3423.

Nutrition for Healthy Aging April 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free for members; $3 for others. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025, ext. 229.

Birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park Docent-led walk. April 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bedwell Bayfront Park, Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-325-7841. www.friendsofbayfrontpark.org

Al Julian Track Meet 9-14 year olds compete to qualify for Hershey's International Track and Field Meet. Hosted by Kiwanis clubs. April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. M-A High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-714-3047. www.hersheystrackandfield.com

Kids & Famlies

'Make Origami' Kids will make origami carp with students from Menlo School. All ages welcome. April 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Paws for Tales at the Library Children read to lovable dog. April 14, 1-2 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Spring Story Time Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. April 15, 11 a.m. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

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