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Arts & Entertainment - June 26, 2013



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Special Events

50th Year Jubilee Mt. Olive Church is celebrating its 50th year serving the Menlo Park and Belle Haven communities with a picnic. July 6, 11 a.m. Free. Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God, 605 Hamilton Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-853-0355.

July 4th Fireworks at the EcoCenter To celebrate Independence Day, head to the Peninsula Volunteers' EcoCenter for views of Shoreline Amphitheater's fireworks show over the Baylands. July 4, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-493-8000 ext. 335.


Intel's Justin Rattner is a corporate vice president and the chief technology officer of Intel Corporation. He directs Intel's global research efforts and is also responsible for funding academic research worldwide. John Markoff will lead a conversation with Rattner at the Computer History Museum. Register online. July 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Community Events

Portola Valley Farmers' Market Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Free. Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

The Mountain Goat Farmers' Market in front of the Skywood Trading Post, 17285 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Free.

Woodside Farmers' Market Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Free. Woodside Elementary School, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.


Redwood Symphony on the Square Redwood Symphony, an all-volunteer orchestra directed by Eric Kujawsky, will perform as part of Redwood City's "Music on the Square" summer live music series. June 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert A "marathon" chamber music concert presenting all participating groups of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford, including professionals, students and adult amateurs. Free tickets are available one hour before curtain at Bing Concert Hall. June 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

Kids & Families

'Jack and The Beanstalk' The Puppet Company presents this classic tale for children ages 4 and up. July 8, 3-4 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

'Paws for Tales' On the fourth Saturday of each month, children ages 5 and up can sign up to read to a trained service dog. Through Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

'Pippi Longstocking' In the Palo Alto Children's Theatre's production, a girl leads a kid's dream life, answering to no one. Audiences can bring picnic dinners or buy hot dogs and hamburgers. June 26-29. Gates open at 5:45. Curtain at 6:30. Call the theater for tickets. $10 for children; $12 for adults. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4970.

Lego Club Atherton Library hosts Lego club, where children can build legos. Fridays, July 5-26, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

TheatreWorks PlayMakers Camp TheatreWorks Education introduces TW PlayMakers, K-8 summer camps that feature theater games and activities, with each program culminating in a performance created by the students. July 8-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $550 per child. Jordan Middle School , 750 North California Ave., Palo Alto . Call 650-463-7146.

Family Movie Night Atherton Library shows "Lady and the Tramp." 76 minutes, rated G. June 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Movies On The Square: 'Back To The Future' June 27, 8:45 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

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'The Five Deadly Improvisers present an improvised martial arts double feature performance. June 29, 11 p.m.-12:15 a.m. $10. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-458-7545.

Menlo Park Library Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 12-18) runs June 10-Aug. 16. Register online or come into the library. Read books, write reviews and enter weekly raffles for prizes. 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530.


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