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Arts & Entertainment - August 22, 2012

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Sports

SMCHA open English/Western show San Mateo County Horsemen's 63rd Annual Open English/Western Horse Show. Eight "never-won-a-buckle" classes. Medals to first place and ribbons for first to sixth place. English and Western Pleasure judge: Heather Corfee. Ranch, Trail & Reining: Patty Knudsen. Free coffee and donuts in the morning. lunch for purchase. Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 per class The Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-3020. www.SMCHA.org

Seniors

Senior showcase information fair Includes senior resources and services from all of San Mateo County with more than 40 exhibitors, free goody bags and giveaways, door prizes, health screenings, "ask the pharmacist" and free document shredding. Aug. 25, 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-344-5200. www.seniorshowcasemp.eventbrite.com

Talks/Authors

Global food security in the 21st century USGS Research Geographer Prasad Thenkabail speaks on the the increasing need for food production, cropland areas and agricultural water. Remote-sensing from space will provide crucial data for policy development affecting croplands and their water use. August 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5000. online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar

Classes/Workshops

Designing for success Participants diagram art and become familiar with the various parts that make up the whole and acquire the tools to enhance artistic expression. Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $220 members; $265 non-members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300. www.filoli.org

eBooks/eAudiobooks Drop-In Session Attendees may drop in to this session with a mobile device and any questions about downloading library materials. Aug. 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Embroidery Class A small flower will be stitched in stranded cotton to create the effect of silk shading. Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $95 members; $115 non-members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300. www.filoli.org

Italian Language Classes Adult Italian language classes, at reduced fees, begin on the campus of Menlo College Aug. 20. 1000 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-868-5995. thefinestItalian.com

Clubs/Meetings

Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month. The club is seeking new members. 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685. wbmrra.ning.com

Community Events

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts A street fair featuring about 300 artists selling their wares; Italian street painting; two stages of entertainment; kids' activities; and food and drink. Aug. 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto. Call 831-438-4751. www.mlaproductions.com

Concerts

'Pride & Joy' This pop and soul band will perform Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Dance

Dancing on the Square - rhumba A 30-minute demonstration of rhumba by by Arthur Murray continues on with public participation. Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/Dancing.html

Dancing on the Square - swing / lindy hop A 30-minute demonstration of swing/lindy hop instructed by Carla Heiney continues on with public participation. Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/Dancing.html

Exhibits

'Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection' This exhibition will explore toys from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s that allowed children to mimic the activities of adults. Toys will include an antique pedal fire truck and airplane, Tonka work trucks, and an electric 1929 Lionel Stove & Oven. Feb. 14-Dec. 31, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children 5 & under, free for association members. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org

Sculpture from the Fisher Collection This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre's Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain's Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Kids & Families

Portola Valley Library Infant Storytime Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. For infants 0-18 months old. Aug. 6-27, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Portola Valley Library Preschool Storytime Preschool children listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. August 1-29, 11-11:30 a.m. 0 Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Portola Valley Library Toddler Storytime Designed for children 18 months to 3 years old, toddler storytime features songs, stories and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. August 7-28, 10:30-11 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Film

Movies on the Square - 'The Goonies' The Goonies are a group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town who find themselves on a underground adventure as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie. Aug. 23, 8:15 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/movies.html

Live Music

Blood Sweat and Tears featuring Chuck Negron The night will feature two artists: Blood Sweat & Tears and Chuck Negron, former lead vocalist of Three Dog Night. What the band fuses rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation. Aug. 22, 8-11 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-369-7770. www.foxrwc.com

Religion/Spirituality

Center for Spiritual Living - Peninsula Rev. Abigial Schairer speaks about fellowship on Sunday, Aug. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CSL-Peninsula, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-503-4CSL.

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