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Arts & Entertainment - June 27, 2012

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Special Events

Concert in park Bring picnic basket, blanket, family and friends to concert in park Wednesdays (except July Fourth) through Aug 15, from 6:30-9 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m. Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Avenue at University, Drive Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2200.

The Pet Place in Menlo Park gives out complementary canine yogurt and other dog treats Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or as supplies last. Owner Lynn Macy calls it an "old-fashioned ice cream social for dogs." 777 Santa Cruz Ave.

New Friday Night Dance. The Dick Green Band will perform live at Little House on June 29 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. for the first Friday Night Dance series. June 29, 7-11 p.m. $10/$12. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-0665 ext. 238. www.penvol.org/littlehouse

Portola Art Gallery: 'Vintage Trucks and New Works' Acrylic paintings of vintage trucks, new still life paintings and landscapes by artist Jerry Peters, former battalion chief in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. July 2-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Portola Art Gallery, Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220. www.portolaartgallery.com

Fundraiser for Canada College Steinway. Pianist Richard Glazier does Gershwin Piano Concerto. Also: E.T., the Beatles and Copland. June 30, 8-10 p.m. $30. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-366-6872. www.redwoodsymphony.org

How to Live a Brain Healthy Lifestyle Participants find out what they can do to keep their brains healthier as they age. These steps might also reduce their risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. June 26, 10-11 a.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Talks/Authors

Modern Seafloor Mapping at the USGS A talk by geologist David Findlayson. State-of-the-art sonar systems are being used by U.S. Geological Survey scientists to explore such underwater features as the San Andreas Fault, giant sand dunes beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and tsunami-generated landslide debris. June 28, 7-8:30 p.m. U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5000.

Anita Hughes' "Monarch Beach" is a debut novel about a woman's journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage and life. June 28, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

SF MOMA: Pop Art, Docent Lecture Pop Art explores a rebellion by irreverent young artists against the prevailing art of the time. June 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3 members / $5 other. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229.

Home Buying/Selling -Seminar Panel includes real estate agent, mortgage consultant, credit restoration consultant. June 26, 6-7 p.m. Registration required. Onetta Harris Community Center, 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-597-1151.

Kids & Families

Lego Club Kids can drop in and build with Legos. Ages 4 and up only please. June 29-July 27, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422. www.smcl.org

Portola Valley Library Infant Storytime Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. For infants 0-18 months old. July 2-30, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library , Portola Valley Library , Portola Valley . Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Story Time with John Rocco One hot summer night in the city all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? June 28, 11 a.m. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/story-time-john-rocco

Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his trusty sidekick Corny Crow will perform at the Atherton Library. For ages 3 and up. June 27, 3-3:45 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

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