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Arts & Entertainment - June 12, 2013

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Community Events

Portola Valley Farmers' Market Opening day of the new farmers' market at Portola Valley Town Center will feature organic fruits and vegetables, local grass-fed beef, free range eggs, fair-trade coffee, wild and local seafood, local honey, organic olive oil, mushrooms, gluten-free baked goods, nut butters, artisan cheeses, chocolates and music. Thursdays, June 13-Dec. 19, 3-7 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. www.portolavalleyfarmersmarket.com

The Mountain Goat Farmers' Market This farmers' market features organic fruits and vegetables, wild and local seafood, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken and pork, free-range eggs, jam, local honey, freshly baked focaccia, fresh goat cheese, fair-trade coffee, goat's milk chocolates, nuts & nut butters, gluten-free bakery, and music. It will be held in front of the Skywood Trading Post. Through Dec. 18: Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Free. The Mountain Goat Farmers' Market, 17285 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. www.mountaingoatfarmersmarket.com

Woodside Farmers' Market New farmers' market at Woodside Elementary will feature organic fruits and vegetables, wild and local seafood, local grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken and pork, free-range eggs, jams, local honey, freshly baked breads, fair-trade coffee, chocolates, nuts & nut butters, gluten free baked goods, cheesecake and music. The market runs Sundays through Dec. 22, Noon-4 p.m. Free. Woodside Farmers' Market, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.woodsidefarmersmarket.com

On Stage

Ballet Performance The L'ecole de Danse School of Ballet will perform. June 11-12, 7:30-8:45 p.m. $18. Menlo-Atherton High School Auditorium, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-365-4596. lecolededanse.net

Talks/Authors

'From Concept to Company' Carr & Ferrell LLP is sponsoring a VC Task Force talk on turning an idea for a product into a company. Panelists include Rashmi Menon (startup advisor and lecturer, Stanford University), Lynn Nichols (CEO, Hapax Strategic Naming and Identity) and Keith Kline (senior counsel, Carr Ferrell). June 17, 6-8:30 p.m. $45, $55, $75. If space is available, registering at door is +$10. Carr & Ferrell LLP, 120 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. Call 650-776-1040. vctaskforce.com/content/view/1090/

Joan Steinau Lester will discuss her book, "Mama's Child," which deals with the relationship between a white mother and her biracial daughter. June 20, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/?

Benefits

'Taste of Menlo Park' features Menlo Park restaurants, and wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains and Bay Area region. Proceeds benefit Menlo Park Rotary Club's Scholarship Program. June 12, 5:30-8 p.m. $55. Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Call 805-290-2931. www.tasteofmenlopark.org

Wine Tasting Benefit Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards hosts a benefit for the nonprofit Fresh Lifelines for Youth. Wines, brews and gourmet food will be served. VIP reception/cooking class begins at 6 p.m. June 13, 6-9 p.m. $150 or $250 for VIP. Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards, 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. flyprogram.org/get-involved/#events

Kids & Families

'Reading Is So Delicious' Storytime & Craft Taking inspiration from Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," this Woodside Library event features crafts, stories and snacks. Sign up is required. Ages 5 to 10; parents welcome to attend with child. June 22, 3-3:45 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Folger Stable Summer Horse Camps in Woodside Folger Stable offers five sessions: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26. For ages 7-16. Participants learn horse care and riding fundamentals. Ride every day with experienced staff and horses. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 per day, $400 per week, $725 for two weeks, $1,000 for two weeks. Folger Stable, Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-529-1028. www.folgerstable.com/index.php/camps-a-events/summer-camp

Live Music

Charged Particles at Portola Vineyards Portola Vineyards' third annual concert series begins with the jazz of Charged Particles, tastings of the vineyard's Santa Cruz Mountains pinot, and a picnic (that attendees can bring). Wine will also be available for purchase by the bottle. June 23, 5:30-7 p.m. $8 adults, $4 children, plus ticketing fee. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. www.eventbrite.com/event/6067651509?ref=ebtnebtckt

Music On The Square - Elton John Tribute As part of Redwood City's "Music on the Square," seven musicians will recreate an early Elton John show complete with bell-bottoms, platforms, glitter and sequins. Kenny Metcalf will channel Elton while playing piano and providing lead vocals. June 14, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/musiconthesquare.html

Teen Activities

Menlo Park Library Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 12-18) runs June 10-August 16. Register online or come into the library. The library will also kick off summer with a barbecue on June 21 at noon at Burgess Park. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530. www.menloparklibrary.org/teen.html

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