Classes & Workshops
'Uke Can Do It!' Ukulele Classes for Beginners Learn beginning chords and strums by playing popular songs on ukulele. Bring your own ukulele; the library will have some instruments available to use in class. For tweens, teens, and adults. March 27, 5:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Search nextdoor.com for more info.
Workshop on Creative Coding This workshop will be a 90-minute introduction to creative coding libraries, communities and opportunities, aimed at folks with an existing software background. March 24, 2 p.m. Free. SLAC, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Computer Literacy Class This one-week computer literacy course will focus on function, programs, email and using and understanding the internet. March 26, 1-3 p.m. Free. JobTrain, 1200 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Specialty Hikes and Tours These 90-minute specialty hikes and tours will run through May 20. Explore Filoli's Nature Preserve, tour Filoli's historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent or discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve. Specialty tours will focus on a variety of components of the Filoli property. March 21, 10 a.m. $10. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
Talks & Lectures
First Annual Research Day at Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center Dr. Jane Newburger from Boston Children's Hospital will give the keynote address and will highlight research from across the spectrum of the Heart Center. Doff McElhinney and Jeff Feinstein will chair the Abstract Selection Committee. Top abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation and the best abstract in each section will be awarded a cash prize. March 26, 7 a.m. Free. 291 Campus Drive, Stanford. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
SRI Organon Toastmasters SRI Organon Toastmasters helps community members become better public speakers and leaders by providing an environment for practicing communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome to visit and join. March 27, 11:45 a.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. sriorganon.com
Andy Griffiths Kepler's Books will host Andy Griffiths, one of Australia's well-known children's authors. Best known for the Treehouse series, he's the author of the "JUST!" books, "Killer Koalas From Outer Space," "The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow" and more. March 25, 2 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Museums & Exhibits
Art Exhibit: 'In Dialogue: African Arts' "In Dialogue" represents the vibrant and dynamic arts of the continent and its diasporas. Drawing primarily from the Cantor's own collection, it considers the arts of Africa to be rooted in a deep and rich history that is locally, as much as globally, connected. Ongoing until May 5; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays, open till 8 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
Art Exhibit: 'Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body' This exhibition celebrates Auguste Rodin's relentless pursuit to convey complex emotions, diverse psychological states, and pure sensuality through the nude. Ongoing, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays open until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
Art Exhibit: 'The Matter of Photography in the Americas' Featuring artists from 12 different countries, this exhibition presents a wide range of responses to photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalized economies. Ongoing until April 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
Portola Art Gallery: 'Art and the Animal' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Art & the Animal," an exhibit of new animal watercolor paintings by Belmont resident Teresa Silvestri. Ongoing until March 30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Sundays. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. portolaartgallery.com
Health & Wellness
'The Shifting Tides of Teenage Years': Free Parent Workshops SafeSpace will offer workshops focused on timely challenges facing parents of teens. These parent workshops will provide information and strategies on how to best respond effectively to your teen's complicated life. March 27, 7 p.m. Free. SafeSpace Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave., West Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Business Issues & Transportation Committee Meeting The Business Issues and Transportation committee will inform community members about issues impacting the city. March 22, 8-9:30 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Chamber Conference Room, 1100 Merrill St., Menlo Park. business.menloparkchamber.com/events
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