Connoisseurs' Marketplace The 28th Connoisseurs' Marketplace festival will feature live music throughout downtown (including bands Aja Vu, California Blues Machine and The Megatones), a juried fine art show, crafts, chef demonstrations, food and drink including wines and microbrews, Kids' Tons of Fun Zone, and car display. July 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park. www.miramarevents.com
'Restoring the Value of Fatherhood' At this evening with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh called "Restoring the Value of Fatherhood," attendees will learn about the efforts of CAS (California Against Slavery) Research and Education to prevent foster children from becoming involved in sex trafficking. July 15, 6 p.m. $250. Address provided upon registration, Atherton. Call 916-934-2271. www.casre.org
Line dancing class Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $64 eight classes; $12 drop-in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025 ext. 222. www.penvol.org/littlehouse
Musical Theater Workshops for Kids and Teens Singer's Circuit Training workshops are one-afternoon sessions for children ages 10 to 19. July 13, 1-6 p.m. $240. Bridgepoint Music, 657 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-454-9125. www.performancesinging.com
Printmaking with Peopleologie Students, 5 and older, learn how to make prints using linoleum blocks with animal designs, paper, ink and brayers. Register by contacting library. July 23, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560.
'Dvorak at the Crossroads of the Nations' For Encounter I of this season's Music@Menlo festival, scholar David Beveridge will meditate on the emergence of Antonin Dvorak, a Romantic composer with widespread and lasting appeal. July 18, 7:30 p.m. $45 general; $20 under age 30. Martin Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. www.musicatmenlo.org
Cafe Conversations and Master Classes Music@Menlo will hold a number of conversations with performing artists and master classes, where educators from the Chamber Music Institute will impart their knowledge to young players. Monday-Friday, July 21-August 8, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Call 650-330-2030. www.musicatmenlo.org
Classical Series: Opera San Jose For Redwood City's Classical Series on Courthouse Square, artists from Opera San Jose will perform arias and ensembles from works by composers like Mozart, Puccini and more. July 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/classical.html
Concert Program I: Dvorak in Context The 2014 Music@Menlo season will begin with a festive concert in which Mozart's "Serenata notturna" leads into Dvorak's pastoral "Opus 51 Quartet." July 19, 6 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. Performing Arts Center, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 330-2030. For more programs, check musicatmenlo.org
Fete the Festival The artistic directors, festival musicians and community members will kick off Music@Menlo's 2014 festival with an outdoor catered dinner reception. July 19, 8:30 p.m. $65. Menlo School Campus, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Call 650-330-2300. www.musicatmenlo.org
Music on the Square: Caravanserai Longtime Santana tribute band Caravanserai will perform a concert of Latin-infused classic rock as part of Redwood City's Music on the Square series. July 11, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/musiconthesquare.html#.U7XfurRQx8U
Kids & Families
Didgeridoo Down Under The group Didgeridoo Down Under uses the Australian instrument to combine lessons about geography, nature, culture and diversity. July 11, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422.
Didgeridoo Down Under: Aussie Funk Jam Kids can also learn how to play the didgeridoo, making animal sounds and simple rhythms. July 11, 2-3 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560.
Mad Science will put on their show, "Fire and Ice," as part of the library's Summer Learning Program. July 14, 3-3:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422.
'Music for Your Soul' Doris Williams and Mike Bell will give a concert playing lute, mandolin, guitar and tin whistle, as well as singing. Their repertoire includes selections of Renaissance, Celtic, American and original music. July 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12 online; $18 at the door. Angelicas, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Call 659-213-6463. angelicasllc.com
'Moby Dick: Rehearsed' Stanford Repertory Theater will put on a production of Orson Welles' blank-verse adaptation of Melville's masterpiece — replete with meditations on the sea, the hunt and the mania of Captain Ahab. July 17-August 10, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $15 student/senior; $25 general. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-5838. www.stanford.edu/group/repertorytheater
'Take Me Out' Dragon Productions Theatre Company will perform the play "Take Me Out" by Richard Greenberg, which follows baseball star Darren as he comes out of the closet. July 11-20, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $15. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006 ext. 2. www.dragonproductions.net
Talks & Authors
Ellen Sussman, author of the novel, "French Lessons," will discuss her newest book, "A Wedding in Provence," which delves into themes of love, forgiveness and trust in the setting of Southern France. July 15, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/ellen-sussman-1
Authors Lee Kravetz and David Feldman will discuss their book, "Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success," which explores how individuals overcome and thrive after trauma. July 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/lee-kravetz-and-david-feldman
Docent lecture on 'Fantastic Worlds' Little House will host a docent lecture by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on the exhibit, "Fantastic Worlds: Surrealism and Beyond." The exhibit examines how artists in the early 20th century bucked convention and integrated play, equipment and fantasy into their work. July 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $5. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. www.penvol.org/littlehouse/docent-lectures.cfm
Lifetree Cafe Conversation hosts two hour-long conversations called "When Anxiety Strikes," where attendees can discuss panic attacks and anxiety, and tools to deal with them. July 9, 7-8 p.m.; July 10, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-854-5897. www.facebook.com/LifetreeCafeMP
ESL Conversation Club gives community members an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills. Wednesdays, July 9-29, 5-6 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2525. www.menlopark.org/389/Library
'Luminous Essays' The Caldwell Gallery will have on display "Luminous Essays," an exhibit of works by fine art photographers from the Peninsula Photographic Arts Guild. July 2-September 3, 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Caldwell Gallery, 400 County Center at the Hall of Justice, Redwood City. Call 650-654-2766. bnc.smcgov.org
Movies on the Square: 'E.T.' As part of Redwood City's Movies on the Square series, there will be a screening of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," the classic family movie about a boy named Elliott and his unlikely friendship with an alien. July 10, 8:45 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/movies.html
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