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Calendar Calendar (April 21, 2004)

Special Events

Armenian Music, Dance, Poetry. Commemorating the Armenian Genocide Memorial Day. Armenian poetry recitation, music by Ashkhen Sargsyan, Levon Berberian, Hratch Takvorian, and Haig Kassabian of the Hye Fi band, and performances by The Karoun Dance Ensemble of St. John Armenian Church. Fri. April 23 at 7 p. m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

"Living Spaces" Gamble Garden Spring Tour. Tour of 5 private gardens, plant sale, boutique, gardening experts and speakers from Sunset. Fri., April 30 and Sat., May 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Members and groups (10+): $25. Nonmembers $30. Lunch $18. Tickets during tour $35. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 329-1356. www.gamblegarden.org.

Community Events

Book and Native Plant Sale. Woodside-Atherton Garden Club annual plant sale and Woodside Library Book sale. Proceeds benefit the Woodside California Native Plant Garden and Friends of the Woodside Library. Sat. April 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 851-8408. www.woodsideathertongc.com.

Essentials for the Caregiver. For caregivers of spouses, parents and friends covering all aspects of caregiving. Keynote speaker, sessions on legal planning, tools for coping, deciding when to move, paid caregivers and more. April 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 by April 16. Later, $30. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, workshop materials. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-5362, ext. 19.

Benefits

"Unforgettable." Lunch and dinner gala and fashion show with swing music, interactive auctions, 40s style entertainment, dancing. Menlo School Association fundraiser supports student programs, scholarships and Full Opportunity Fund. April 23 Lunch event at 11:30 a.m. $75; Dinner event at 6 p.m. $150. Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton. Call Laurie Burmeister, 327-6169. www.menloschool.org.

Spotlight on SMA. Theater and party with silent auction. Sat., April 24 at 2 p.m. for TheatreWorks performance "My Antonia"; Party at 4 p.m. in City Hall Rotunda. To benefit research and treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. $50 for theater and party; $35, theater only; $20, party only. Mtn. View Performing Arts Center, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 948-3192. www.FSMA.org.

10th Annual Family Connections Rummage Sale. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Redwood City, T&H Lumber and Intuit Foundation, for the benefit of Family Connections, a preschool for low income families. Sat., April 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations accepted anytime until April 23. T&H Building Supply, 350 Blomquist, Redwood City. Call 598-0407. Family Connections.org.

Out to Eat Dinner and Auction. The Outlet Program, supporting and empowering lesbian and gay youth, 5th Annual dinner and auction Thu., April 29 from 6-9 p.m. California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber delivers the Keynote address. Tickets $75. Hyatt Rickey's Hotel, 4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 965-2020. www.chacmv.org/outlet.htm.

Concerts

Jon Philip Camden, Organ Recital. Organ music by J.S. Bach, Bruhns, Brahms, Titelouze and Vierne, Sun., April 25 at 3 p.m. $15/$10. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 854-6555. http://www.stbedes.com/.

NiteCry and Lara Price Band. April 23 at 8 p.m. $12-$14. Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 369-4119. www.foxdream.com.

On Stage

"My Antonia." TheatreWorks performance through April 25. Sat.-Sun. matinee 2 p.m.; Tue. 7:30 p.m.; Wed-Thu. 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. $20-$48. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 903-6000. www.mvcpa.com.

Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience." Stanford Savoyards perform the comic opera Fri.-Sat., April 23-24 and April 30-May 1, at 8 p.m. and Sun., May 2, at 2:30 p.m. General $15, senior $10 and student $7. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford. Call 725-2787. www.stanford.edu/group/savoyards.

Mickey Joseph's Comedy and Variety Show. With Mickey Joseph, The Meehan Brothers, Carla Clay, April 25 at 8 p.m. $14-$16. Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 369-4119.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Palo Alto Players perform musical April 23-May 9. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. $17-$27. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-0891. www.paplayers.org.

"The House at Pooh Corner." Peninsula Youth Theatre dramatization of A.A. Milnes' stories, April 23 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and April 24 at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. $5-$6. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 903-6000. www.pytnet.org.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again at MOAH. Fri., April 23 and 7:30 p.m., the Museum of American Heritage will host a live broadcast studio re-enactment of an actual Lone Ranger episode, "The Telltale Bullet." Original script, sound effects and participation by two of the actual Lone Ranger cast are highlights. MOAH members: $5, nonmembers $10. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-1004. www.moah.org.

Exhibits

Animal Art Gallery. Seven Bay Area artists show various styles of pet portraiture. Proceeds go to animal charities. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., through April 30. Animal Art Gallery, 520 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call 325-5671.

Cantor Center for Visual Arts. "The Artist Observed: Portraits and Self-Portraits," through May 2; "Picasso to Thiebaud," through June 20; "Grotesques: Leonardo's Strange Legacy," through July 18; "Peter Voulkos Ceramics," through Dec. 18, 2005; Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu. until 8 p.m. Call 723-4177. Stanford University, Building 200, Stanford. www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva.

Green Library. "The Rediscovery of Africa 1400-1900: Antique African Maps & Rare Images." An exhibit of antique African maps and rare books including the Oscar I. Norwich Collection, through Aug. 1. Call 723-9108 for library hours. Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford. Call 725-1020.

Palo Alto Art Center. Jim Campbell: Seeing Digital, computer technology as art form; "Narrating Time," photographs exploring the concept of time, including works by Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Judy Dater, through April 25; Tue.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu. from 7-10 p.m.; Sun. from 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2366. www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter.

Talks/Authors

Art Deco Slide Lecture. Belinda Marshall, a docent from the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, slide lecture on Art Deco Wed. April 21 and 7:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560. portolavalleylibrary.org.

Can the Holocaust Happen Again. Two researchers discuss the preconditions for genocide and how we memorialize traumatic events. Elaine Leeder, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Sonoma State University and Jennifer Jordan, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Wed., April 21, 1:30-4:15 p.m. Building 2, Room 10 Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 358-6888, ext. 9104 .

50th Anniversary of USGS in Menlo Park. Free lecture Thu. April 22, 7 p.m. "Science, Society, and the Survey-50 Years of the USGS in Menlo Park," by David G. Howel. Some of the scientific highlights from 1954 to 2003. USGS, 345 Middlefield Road, Call 329-5136. online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar.

Arianna Huffington. Reading from "Fanatics and Fools," April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Event will take place at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. Tickets required: $30 admits one with one copy of Fanatics; $35 admits two with one copy of Fanatics. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.

Current World Affairs. Wed., April 28 at 11 a.m. the Little House Current Events Group discussion on "Iraq Now"; "Israel's Wall"; "Outsourcing Jobs"; "The New Poor Middle Class." Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. www.peninsulavolunteers.org.

Edward Rutherfurd. Reading from "Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga," April 21, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.

Fiction Book Group. Reading: Embers by Sandor Marai, Mon., April 26, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.

Lynne Truss with Geoff Nunberg. "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," author Lynne Truss will be interviewed by Geoff Nunberg Sat. April 24 at 5 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.

Writing Workshop. Focusing on getting (and keeping) pens moving; challenging exercises and lively, supportive dialogue. Sun., April 25, 7 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.

5th Annual Shah Family Lecture. The Dept. of CEE at Stanford University lecture with James Lee Witt, former Director of FEMA. Wed. April 21 at 5:15 p.m. "Disaster Risk: The Odds Are Changing In Nature's Favor." Free. Bloch Lecture Hall, The Teaching Center at Science and Engineering Quad, Stanford. Call 723-4121.

"Charles Herrold, Inventor of Radio Broadcasting." Wed., April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Mike Adams, chair of TV, Radio, Film, and Theatre Dept. at San Jose State, discusses radio legend Charles "Doc" Herrold, his story and legacy to broadcasting in the Bay Area. MOAH members free, nonmembers $5. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-1004. www.moah.org.

Remembering Rwanda: Africa in Conflict. Corinne Dufka, of Human Rights Watch, photojournalist in war-torn countries, including Rwanda in 1994. Short film and discussion of the events that culminated in the deaths of more than 500,000 Rwandans. Q&A will follow. April 21, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Stanford Law School Building, Room 187, Stanford. Call 723-2519.

Family & Kids

Charlotte Diamond Family Concert. Performing an interactive show. Sun., April 25, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets $12. Also at door. Benefits Music For Minors which provides music education in San Mateo and Santa Clara County schools. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. Call (408) 255-8322. www.peopleofnote.org.

Infant Story time. Rhymes, songs and lapsit activities for infants up to 18 months old. Thu. 10:30 a.m. April-June. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560. portolavalleylibrary.org.

Spring Itsy-Bitsy Story time. For infants to 3-year-olds on Tue., April 27 at 10:30 a.m. Simple stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and action rhymes. Registration not required. Atherton Library, #2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422. www.athertonlibrary.org.

Spring Preschool Story time. For children 3-6 years of age on Tue., April 27 at 3:30 p.m. Free. Registration not required. Atherton Library, #2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422. www.athertonlibrary.org.

"The Poetry of Percussion." Mon., April 26 at 4 p.m. Learn about rhythm and percussion instruments from around the world. Audience will perform in a drum circle. Elementary school age and up. Registration required. Atherton Library, #2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422. www.athertonlibrary.org.

Wildlife Rescue Education. What to do when finding an injured or orphaned animal. An education team volunteer from Wildlife Rescue teaching appreciation of local animals and how best to help them. Thu. April 22 at 4 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560. www.smcl.org.

Teen Activities

Canada College Engineering Design Contest. Contest for Bay Area high school physics and mathematics students to build race cars powered only by a standard mousetrap. Fri., April 23, from 2-4:30 p.m. Canada College Cafeteria, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 306-3261.

Classes/Workshops

Composting Workshop. Free. Turn yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a soil amendment. April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Redwood City Park & Recreation Center, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City. www.recycleworks.org.

The American Way of Dying. Dr. James Hallenbeck, director Palo Alto Veteran's Hospital Hospice Unit, speaker. April 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. peninsulavolunteers.org.

Ikebana Classes. Japanese flower arrangement. Mondays 6:30-9 p.m., April 26-May 24. Age 55-plus $15; Age 18-54, $70. $40 material fee. Pre-registration required. Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 306-8866. www.adultschool.seq.org.

Film

San Francisco International Film Festival. The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival screenings in Mountain View April 25-28. Century Cinema 16, Mountain View. Call (925) 275-9490. www.sffs.org.

Stanford Theatre. April 21-23: "It's a Gift," at 7:30 p.m.; "A Slight Case of Murder," at 5:55 and 8:55 p.m.; April 24-25: "Winchester '73" at 4:20 and 7:30 p.m.; "Charlie Chan at Treasure Island," at 6:05 and 9:15 p.m. Stanford Theatre, 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 324-3700.

Outdoors

Edgewood Wildflower Walks. The lush wildflower carpets of Edgewood's serpentine grassland are renowned throughout California and beyond. You can see more than 50 species of blooming wildflowers on a single walk. Trained docents lead free public walks on Saturdays and Sundays, through June 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and cover 1.5-2 miles. Edgewood Park Old Stage Day Camp, Edgewood Road, Redwood City. Call 1-866-GO-EDGEWOOD. www.friendsofedgewood.org/docent.

Earth Day Family Nature Hike. April 25 from 1-3 p.m. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Page Mill/Alpine Road, Skyline Blvd. intersection, Palo Alto. Call 691-1200. www.openspace.org.

Environment

Athletic Shoe Recycling. New life for Old Soles. The shoes will be ground up and used to make athletic surfaces including tracks, weight room flooring and playground surfaces. Drop off old sneakers at collection locations throughout San Mateo County from Earth Day, April 22-May 31. Various locations throughout San Mateo County, Call 599-1468. www.RecycleWorks.org.

Clubs/Meetings

Garden Club Meeting. "Fuschia Care and Culture" a talk by Ken Bodnar, past president, San Mateo American Fuschia Society, Tue. April 27, 1:15 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 856-7921.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. NAMI SMC General Meeting, "Conservatorship: What Families Should Know "and Update on AB1424." Presentor: Donald Weiher, Conservatorship Investigation coordinator for San Mateo County. Free. April 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Health Services Building , 225 37th Ave., San Mateo. Call 654-6834.

Volunteers

Be a Mentor. Friends for Youth is looking for volunteer mentors to spend quality time with youth-in-need in our community. Information sessions available. Friends for Youth, 1741 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 482-2864. www.friendsforyouth.org.

Meals-on-Wheels. A service for homebound seniors, needs volunteer drivers on Mon. and Wed. 9:45-11 a.m. to bring hot meals to homebound seniors in West Menlo Park. Training provided. Drivers must have own car. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. peninsulavolunteers.org.

Recycling Bag Delivery. The city of Menlo Park Environmental Program needs volunteers to help increase recycling in apartments by delivering recycling bags to units (hang bags on doorknobs). Volunteers set their own hours and will need a car. Call 330-6763 or email rmwheeler@menlopark.org. City of Menlo Park, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

Support Groups

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group. Thu. April 22, 1 p.m. "Longitudes and Attitudes" by Thomas L. Friedman. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560. portolavalleylibrary.org.

Prostate Cancer Information. April 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. A forum by physicians from urology departments of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-5362.


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