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Around Town: Artists open their studios

Hundreds of local artists are opening their studios and homes during the 26th annual Silicon Valley Open Studios to be held May 12-13 and May 19-20.

Open Studio works of art include paintings, mixed media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, calligraphy, ceramics, fiber arts, mosaics, pottery, metal work, glass drawing, woodworking, and more.

All venues are free and open to the public. Studios in Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Woodside will be open the weekend of May 19-20.

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USGS open house

The U.S. Geological Survey will hold its 10th open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, on the campus at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

The free public event will include hands-on exhibits and presentations that illustrate the diversity of project that engage USGS employees. Visitors will be able to talk to the scientists about earthquakes, volcanoes, water, ocean science, ecosystems, geography, geology and more.

Home-grown veggies

Entrepreneurs Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, founders of Oakland-based Back to the Roots, will give a talk in Portola Valley on Tuesday, May 8, about growing mushrooms and vegetables at home. The talk starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road.

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