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Arts & Entertainment - May 23, 2012

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Polo for Lyme Participants support Bay Area Lyme Fund by attending Polo for Lyme at the Menlo Circus Club. Luncheon, silent auction, kids games, face painting, wooden horses and more. Proceeds go toward finding a cure. Tickets at bayarealyme.org. May 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $75 adults; $40 kids; $200 for family of 4. Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton. Call 650 530 2439. bayarealyme.org

Three-day eventing Visitors can watch horses and riders compete in dressage and cross country and stadium jumping — the sport of three-day eventing. May 25-27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. www.horsepark.org

Allegro Framing and Art presents the 1st Anniversary Show to celebrate Jeff Hernandez's first year as owner of the frame shop. The show features local artists Katherine McGuire, Christina Holmes, Judith Hamilton, Terry Guyer, Deborah Macias, Gilbert Draper, Dick Knoble and Jill Coolidge. May 31, Allegro Framing and Art, 3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-701-0882.

Genealogy Attendees can learn the skills, computer sites, and programs to help discover the history of ancestors. March 27-May 29, 10-11:30 a.m. $90/$99. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org

Talks/Authors

'Before Boxing Lost Its Punch' Dave Newhouse, long-time sportswriter for the Oakland Tribune, has written his eighth book about his life-long fascination with the sport of 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 Non-Members. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229. www.penvol.org/littlehouse/culture

'Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death' These 24 stories constitute a book whose purpose is to remind readers that when dealing with illness, dying, and death, there is an important place for laugh-out-loud humor. May 31, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Enrico Moretti: 'The New Geography of Jobs' A young economist at Berkeley argues that where one lives will soon determine how successful they are, and tells us what that means for the country. May 22, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Jackie Kudler: 'Easing into Dark and Judy Halebsky: Space, Gap, Interval, Distance' Kudler is a teacher of memoir writing and literature at College of Marin. Halebsky's book, "Sky = Empty," won the New Issues Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. May 23, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Et Alia

Ensemble S.P.A.M: La Danse du Cleves 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Bringing top-hit songs and dances of the 13th and 14th centuries. Shira Kammen, Peter Maund, Alison Zelles Lloyd, and Marsha Genensky. May 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. In advance: $27 reg/$25 seniors/$15 students/$5 under 12s. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-854-6555. www.stbedesmenlopark.org

Glenoaks Stables Summer Riding Camp In its 12th year, Glenoaks Stables Riding Camp is a week-long, small-group horse program. Campers learn riding, pony games, vaulting, arts & crafts and general horsemanship. After-hours care is available for an extra fee. Camps are planned for the following dates: June 18-June 22, July 9-13; July 16-20; July 30-Aug. 3; and Aug. 6-10, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $500. Glenoaks Stables, 2629 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-4955. glenoaksequestrian.com/summercamps.htm

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, whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. 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

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Ongoing exhibits at the museum and zoo include "Bobcat Ridge," "Africa's Bats," exhibits on physics and math, and a "Buzzz" display on insects and spiders. Museum hours: Tue.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.friendsjmz.org

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