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Arts & Entertainment - January 2, 2013

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Deborah Garber Art Exhibit Bay Area artist Deborah Garber brings new floral images to Woodside in an exhibit opening Dec. 22. The new work in oil and pastel has up-close views of flowers, both exotic and commonplace. Shows through March. 18, Tues-Sat, 5:30-9 p.m. Station 1, 2991 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.DeborahGarber.com

'Cuban at Heart' Foothill College exhibit on the Cuban people as photographed by 16 Foothill College photography students and their instructor. Admission is free; parking is $3. Nov. 28- Jan. 16, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Krause Center for Innovation Gallery at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7082. cubanatheart.wordpress.com/

'The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition' This international exhibition presents the work of 10 finalists for the 2011 Jameel Prize, which explores long-established practices of Islamic art, craft, and design within a contemporary framework. It is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Through March 10. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Call 650-736-8169. museum.stanford.edu/news_room/jameel.html

Special Events

Annual LEGO Holiday Extravaganza The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH), The Bay Area LEGOŽ User Group (BayLUG) and Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) are co-hosting the 2012/13 LEGO Holiday display at MOAH. Dec. 7-Jan. 13, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $2 per person, free for Museum and BayLUG Members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www.moah.org

'Somewhere' TheatreWorks presents the Matthew Lopez play "Somewhere," about a family dreaming of show biz. Jan. 16-Feb. 10. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960. www.theatreworks.org

Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum Patrick Egan, director of special programs and member of the governing board of the Remote Control Aerial Photography Association and consultant to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab, gives an overview of the current state of civilian drone deployment and discusses issues. Jan. 8, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is $12. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant, 134 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-7215. tian.greens.org/TASC.shtml

Classes/Workshops

Woodside Library Adult Book Club The club will be discussing Louise Penny's "Bury Your Dead," featuring Chief Inspector Gamache of the Canadian Police; the setting is Quebec. Jan. 7, 1-2 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.smcl.org

Creative Writing Life Stories Attendees create a written record of their family's oral stories for future generations and review personal history to gain new understanding of life experiences. Call instructor Sheila Dunec at 650-565-8087 before registering. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-March 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $150. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436. avenida.org

Family and Kids

Toddler Dance Party Atherton Library is hosting a special toddler dance party with Mariela Herrera for ages 18-35 months and parent or caregiver. Jan. 8, 10:30-11 a.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. www.smcl.org

Atherton Library Preschool Storytime Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and activities every Monday morning. Through May 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Et Alia

Canada College Farmers Market Attendees of the farmers market can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables. The market runs every Sunday at Parking Lot 7. Vendors are welcome. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camada College, 4200 Farm Hill Road , Redwood City. Call 650-290-3549. westcoastfarmersmarkets.org

Three Kings Day: Epiphany Sunday Celebration of Three Kings Day, special treats for children, and a "King's Cake" following worship. Jan. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-5481. www.ladera.org

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