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Arts & Entertainment - March 16, 2011

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Special Events

Bullying Workshop for Parents by the Parents Place. Learn what bullying is, and how and when to intervene. Presenter is Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, LCSW. March 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

'Women and Jazz' Marcus Shelby brings his trio to the Woodside Library for a musical presentation that reflects the works of female jazz composers and celebrates pioneering women in American history. March 19, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Also at 7 p.m. March 28 at Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Wild Foods of Hidden Villa Ethnobotanist Jolie Egert leads guided walk that explores edible plants of Hidden Villa. For ages 12 and up. March 19, 10 a.m.- noon. $20 per person. Hidden Villa Farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. www.hiddenvilla.org

On Stage

M-A High School Spring Musical M-A presents the Tony-award winning Broadway musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," with live accompaniment from M-A's band. Six young spellers compete for the title while they clumsily navigate the world of pre-adolescence. March 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. (March 19, 2 p.m.) $12 adults, $8 students/seniors. M-A Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-322-5311ext. 8500. www.thecenteratma.org

Talks/Authors

Alyson Noel will discuss her book for youth readers: "Shimmer: Book 2 in the Riley Bloom series." March 17, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Daniel Seddiqui discusses his book: "50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man's Journey of Discovery Across America." Failing to find a job after graduating from USC, Seddiqui decided to try a new strategy: he embarked on a quest to work at 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. March 20, 2 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Keith Thomson discusses his new mystery: "Twice a Spy." March 18, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Margo True, the food editor at Sunset Magazine, discusses her new book: "The One-Block Feast: An Adventure in Food from Yard to Table." March 23, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Meg Waite Clayton discusses her latest novel: "The Four Ms. Bradwells." March 22, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Et Alia

Treasure Market 2011 Fine arts and collectibles sale to benefit Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Jewelry, furs, art, furniture, china, books, silver and more. Friday night opening party includes hors d'oeuvres and drinks ($75 members/$100 nonmembers). March 25-27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 Saturday and Sunday. Treasure Market 2011, Arrillaga Center 341 Galvez St., Stanford. Call 650-723-2997. museum.stanford.edu/TM

Flute and Fantasia Orchestra Concert Maestro Michael Paul Gibson leads the Silicon Valley Symphony in Mozart's "Symphony No. 41 the 'Jupiter'"; Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Greensleeves." Brian Bensing plays the "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra" by Lowell Lieberman. March 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 senior/student; $20 general; children 12 and younger free with adult. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 415-287-6002.

Peninsula Volunteers White Elephant Sale and St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Corned beef and cabbage lunch and Irish coffee for sale in the Little House Cafe. March 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-0665 ext. 238. peninsulavolunteers.org

Portola Valley Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. March 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

Reggae Sundays 8 p.m. to midnight. $10. British Bankers Club, 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. www.bbcmenlopark.com

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