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Arts & Entertainment - October 3, 2012

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Special Events

Woodside International Horse Trials Meet riders and horses, and watch equestrians compete in dressage, cross-country jumping and stadium jumping. Trade fair and food. Oct. 5-7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Woodside Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. woodsideeventing.com

12th annual Menlo Park pancake breakfast benefits Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Oct. 6, 7:30-11 a.m. Menlo Park fire district headquarters, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 773-3758. thejuniorleague.org

Live Wine Auction: Soiree du Vin Guest speaker Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat. Oct. 7, $275 per person. Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-251-8502. www.soireeduvin.org

Next big earthquake Tom Brocher, director of U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center, gives talk on lessons learned from the San Francisco and Loma Prieta earthquakes and what to expect when the big one hits. Oct. 3, 7-8 p.m. The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

On Stage

'A Chorus Line' Broadway by the Bay presents the Tony award-winning story of 18 individuals fighting to find their voice among the crowd. Sept. 22 Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2219 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-FOX-7770. broadwaybythebay.org

Election forums

State Ballot Measures League of Women Voters forum, pros and cons. Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-839-8647. lwvssmc.org/pc_forums.html

Atherton City Council League of Women Voters hosts candidate forum Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Call 650-839-8647. lwvssmc.org/pc_forums.html

Et Alia

Changing lives through literacy Registration is underway for Project Read: Menlo Park's Tutor Training. Next session begins Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check website for details. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2525. projectreadmenlopark.org

Purcell's Dioclesian Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque perform Henry Purcell's Dioclesian. Oct. 3, 8-10:30 p.m. $25-$90. Performing Arts Center, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 415-252-1288. www.philharmonia.org/oct2012/

The Menlo Art League Annual Exhibit is at Menlo Park Library's downstairs community room, Oct. 2-28. Opening reception Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. in community room. Free.

Book Discussion The book "Speaking Christian: An Exploration of Christian Fundamentals," by Marcus Borg will be discussed over six sessions. Sundays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, All welcome. 11-11:45 a.m. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 854-5481. ladera.org/events/special

The Picket Fence hosts a trunk show featuring French table linens by Garnier-Thiebaut. The Picket Fence, 883 Santa Cruz Ave. Suite 4, Menlo Park. Call 650-391-9458.

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