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Arts & Entertainment - March 23, 2011

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Special Events

Town of Woodside's Green Vision Demonstration of cutting-edge energy saving devices. Explore the new High Energy Home program that will save money and reduce the amount of energy a home wastes. Refreshments. Hosted by Conservation & Environmental Health Committee of the Town of Woodside. March 30, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Independence Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-575-6940.

Community Events

Compassion Weekend Projects range from construction and landscaping to education and relationship-building. April 2-3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.

Talks/Authors

'Joe Carcione: The Green Grocer' Joe Carcione (1914-1988) was well known on radio and television as The Green Grocer. He was famous for his enthusiasm for fruits and vegetables, and his tip of the day — what to buy and when, and how to cook. His sons Pete and Joe Carcione will give a presentation about their father. April 2, 1-2 p.m. Included w/museum admittance: $3-$5. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org

Daniel A. Olivas' 'The Book of Want' "When Moses descended Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments, he never could have foreseen how one family in Los Angeles in the early twenty-first century would struggle to live by them," the publisher says of this book. March 30, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Guy Kawasaki presents his new book, "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions." March 31, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Jenny Blake discusses her new book, "Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want. " March 24, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Joshua Foer discusses his book "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything." March 28, 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

Benefits

MPAEF 'Rock the Foundation' Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation hosts "Rock the Foundation," a party, dance and auction. All proceeds benefits the children of Laurel, Encinal, Oak Knoll and Hillview Middle School. Music by Pride & Joy. Silent auction for parties, getaways, fine wine and special teacher events. April 9, 7 p.m. to midnight. $85. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-325-0100. mpaef.org

Treasure Market 2011 Fine arts and collectibles sale to benefit the 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

Classes/Workshops

Computer Coaching One-on-one tutoring sessions on computer use are available every Monday. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. www.smcl.org/en/node/2842

e-Book Drop-In Session An information session on downloadable library materials. April 4, 5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Intermediate Photoshop Elements Retouch photos using Photoshop Elements. Learn how to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, whiten teeth, change eye color, and apply decorative borders, filters and more. April 2, 9:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147.

Sustainable Urban Gardening Classes Classes on growing urban edibles will now be held at Little House. Next class is March 24, 10 a.m.-noon. $30. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025 ext. 221.

Kids & Families

Carnival of Chaos Comedy will present a comedy variety act including juggling, stunts and music. March 31, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

Doctor Noize Children's musician Doctor Noize performs March 30 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and April 3 at 3 p.m. $10. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4930. www.doctornoize.com

Paws for Tales Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the SPCA's Paws for Tales program. Sign up in advance. April 2, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

Science Storytime with Mariela Kleiner Mariela Kleiner will introduce the work of Einstein and basic science concepts to kids. March 27, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale Heirloom, popular and unusual varieties of tomato and pepper seedlings will be sold. Grown organically from seed by Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. Sales are cash and check only. April 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. College of San Mateo Greenhouse, 13 Happy Hollow Lane, Menlo Park. Call 650-854-3901.

Et Alia

' Women and Jazz' Marcus Shelby brings his trio to San Mateo County Library for a musical presentation that reflects the works of female jazz composers and celebrates pioneering women in American history. March 28, 7 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Luciano Chessa Berkeley-based Italian composer, performer and scholar Luciano Chessa presents a program including Joan La Barbara's "Hear what I feel" and the premiere of Sylvano Bussotti's "Variazioni Chessa." April 9, 2-3:30 p.m. $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; free for Sequoia Union High School District students. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-279-4278. www.maacmusic.org

'Atmosphere and Land' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Atmosphere and Land" by Mark Monsarrat. Award-winning San Francisco plein-air and studio painter, Monsarrat is featuring large works and smaller pieces in his classic tonal-colorist landscape style. Through March 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0229. www.portolaartgallery.com

'How to Train Your Dragon' The Atherton Library hosts family friendly movies the last Friday of each month. This month the film is "How to Train Your Dragon." Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. March 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

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