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Arts & Entertainment - May 9, 2012

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Special Events

Glam Night Girls-only night for those in grades 6-12 to talk about what makes girls beautiful. Image, relationships & bullying. Dinner included. Sign ups required. May 11, 6-9:30 p.m. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 700 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-465-0585.

Filoli Flower Show May 10-13, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission: $10 to $20. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300. www.filoli.org

Soccer registration AYSO Region 109 serves children ages 4.5 to 19. Register for fall at mpsoccer.org. Walk-in registration at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park on May 12 and May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Talks/Authors

'Before Boxing Lost Its Punch' Sportswriter Dave Newhouse has written his eighth book on boxing, based on fights he heard on the radio with his father in the late-1940s. May 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $2 members/ $3 others. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229.

Ann Davidson, author of "A Curious Kind of Widow" and "Alzheimer's, A Love Story," shares her journey as a caregiver with her husband Julian. May 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Rosener House, 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0126. www.penvol.org

Benjamin Busch's memoir: 'Dust to Dust' is about life and death, war and peace, childhood and adulthood by U.S. Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on "The Wire," and son of novelist Frederick Busch. May 10, 7 p.m. Free for members; others buy book or gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Dr. Victoria Sweet's book: 'God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine' Laguna Honda, low-tech but human-paced, gave Dr. Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. May 8, 7 p.m. Free for members; others buy book or gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Kids & Families

Flute for Kids Professional flutist Jennifer Henderson brings Hands On Music to the library. Ages 3 and up. May 14, 4-5 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Uncle Jer's Bee Show Why do bees swarm? How many eyes do they have? Uncle Jer's Bee Show includes puppets and observation hives with real live bees. May 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Et Alia

Mother's Day Mass & Brunch Fr. Kevin Gaffey will be celebrant as members of the Vallombrosa Choir sing. Following Mass, a champagne brunch will be served in the dining room. See website for details. May 13, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-325-5614. www.vallombrosa.org

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