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Special Events

'Robots Remake the Workplace' CEOs talk about inventing real business models for the next phase of the robotics revolution. April 11, 1-5:30 p.m. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park.

St. Raymond School Rummage Sale features "gently used" adult and children's clothing, shoes, jewelry, books and more. April 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. St. Raymond School, 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.

Earth Day Marine Science Institute celebrates Earth Day with live music, arts fair, shark feeding and more. April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City. Call 650-364-2760.

Portola Valley teen Yalda Alexandra Saii just finished her first novel for teens, "The Sassy Divas." She will do a reading, and talk about her creative process and publishing. April 17, 2-3 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.


Greg Bellow discusses his book, "Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir." April 23, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton discuss their illustrated book about their cat, "Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology." April 11, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Cecile Andrews, in conversation with Acterra's Michael Closson, discusses her book, "Living-Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good." April 30, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Katherine Applegate In a youth event, Ms. Applegate discusses her book, "The One and Only Ivan," about a gorilla who is befriended by a baby elephant. April 18, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Mark Mazzetti, a New York Times correspondent, discusses "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army and a War at the Ends of the Earth." April 25, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Shideh Etaat and Persis Karim discuss their anthology of work by 27 Iranian authors. April 14, 2 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.


'Improv Essentials' Class for Adults April 24 through June 5, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. $315 for seven sessions ($280 if you sign up before April 17). Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Downtown Abbey Class: 'Victorian Dreams and Edwardian Realities' Michael Svanevik discusses the time period, Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. Wednesdays, April 10-May 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

Pastel Plein-Air Painting Classes Portola Art Gallery's Jan Prisco will offer weekly classes at Allied Arts Guild, starting April 17 and running through August. Wednesdays, 1:30-4:15 p.m. $30/class. Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-341-9519.


St. Bede's Episcopal Church presents "The SPAMmish Armada," carols, conductus and cantigas from medieval Spain and England. April 20, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$32. St. Bede's, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-854-6555.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performs Handel's opera Teseo. April 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25 - $97. Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 415-392-4400.

Redwood Symphony's 'Notes From Persia' Program also includes Debussy's "Petite Suite" and the West Coast premiere of Christopher Theofanidis' First Symphony. April 13, 8-10 p.m. $20-$25. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.

Family and Kids

'Dog Safety For Kids' All-ages talk covers basics of how to approach a new dog for the first time. April 15, 4-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Hans Christian Andersen Tales Randel McGee portrays Hans Christian Andersen in this show combining storytelling and paper arts. Recommended for ages 6 and up. April 18, 11:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147.

Origami Workshop Students from Menlo School will teach children ages 3 and up how to make origami cherry blossoms. April 17, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Story Time with Jennifer Fosberry, who will read "Isabella: Star of the Story." April 17, 4 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Students from Western Ballet will give a mini-performance of "Coppelia" for ages 4 and up. Part of "Screen-Free/Ditch-Your-Device Week" special events. April 29, 7-8 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

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Mountain House restaurant and Kings Mountain Associated Parents host Kings Mountain School Night on Thursday, April 11. Mountain House will donate 50 percent of net sales to Kings Mountain Elementary School. Reservations encouraged. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mountain House, 13808 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-851-8541.

Dragon Theatre presents "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," a drama set in France among aristocrats with themes of revenge, love, lust and betrayal. April 18-May 12, Thursday through Sunday, 8-10:30 p.m. $10-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006.


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