Almanac

Community - March 9, 2011

Community events: Remembering the Duvenecks

Six people who knew Josephine and Frank Duveneck will participate in "Remembering the Duvenecks of Hidden Villa," a panel discussion, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

This free event takes place at the Hillview Community Center Multipurpose Room at 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos.

Panelists include grandson David Duveneck, a former Hidden Villa camper, former directors, and former and present Hidden Villa board members.

This discussion is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, "Touching Lives: The Duvenecks of Hidden Villa," on view at the Los Altos History Museum.

Visit tinyurl.com/Duveneck-panel for more information.

Peter Buffett holding free concert in Atherton

Peter Buffet, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett and a composer and pianist, will hold a free "Concert and Conversation" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Harman Auditorium on the Sacred Heart Prep campus at 150 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton.

During the 90-minute performance, Mr. Buffett will play the piano, accompanied by cellist Michael Kott. The program will reflect messages in his book, "Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment."

Reservations are strongly recommended.

Visit shschools.org/PeterBuffett to make reservations.

'Wizard of Oz'

"The Wizard of Oz" will be presented by the Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, in Lane Family Hall Theater, 945 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Preview performances are March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances are March 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and March 20 and 27 at 3 p.m.

Visit pvtc-ca.org for more information and to order tickets.

Republican women

A Peninsula Republican Women Speaker Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, in Menlo Park. Guest speaker is Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, whose affiliated attorneys defend religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties at no charge to defendants. Call for location and where to send check: 591-7269. Admission is $35 pre-paid if reserved by March 14.

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