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Arts & Entertainment - April 6, 2011

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'America's Pastime' Car Show Benefiting Menlo-Atherton High's baseball program. Classic and special cars, trucks and motorcycles. Music, raffles, awards and BBQ. April 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 registration per car. Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-716-8129.

Woodside Village Band will give its 23rd annual Spring Concert, featuring music from Civil War, Broadway, Hollywood and Buffalo Bill's Wild West. Sun., April 10, 3-4:30 p.m. Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-1642.

Talks/Authors

'Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance' A docent from the Asian Art Museum will present a slide/lecture about this current exhibit. April 12, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

"The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals , Our Call to Defend Them" is Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle's first book. April 15, 7-9 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 301-258-1483.

Concerts

The Ivory & Gold Trio — Jeff and Anne Barnhart on piano and flute and percussionist Danny Coots — perform ragtime, jazz and Tin Pan Alley hits in a benefit concert for Haitian Relief Fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. April 6, 7-9:30 p.m. Donations accepted. First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-323-8544.

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'Spring in Bloom' Atherton artist Gloriamari Prado presents a collection of her floral oil paintings and watercolors plus limited-edition prints. Artist reception April 9. Exhibit runs through May 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park,. Call 650-322-2200.

The Cleo Eulau Center will hold its fourth annual Forget-Me-Not Breakfast to honor three people for their outstanding work in developing and supporting resilience in children. Pat Brown will receive the first Neil Call Memorial Award. Educator Awards will go to Tania Magana and Trisha van Erp. April 13, 7-9 a.m. $65. Sharon Heights Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-314-0180.

Menlo Art League April's featured artist is Kay Duffy, who will give a watercolor demo. April 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. The Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-906-2045.

Foundations for Marriage This class for dating, engaged, or newly married couples will address significant marriage topics from a Christian perspective. Thursdays, April 7 through May 5, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. mppc.org

International Folk Dance Class Marcel Vinokur, teacher. Mondays, beginning April 11. Beginning teaching at 7:30 p.m., intermediate teaching at 8 p.m., request dancing at 8:45 p.m. No partners necessary. Featuring dances from the Balkans and Israel. $43 residents, $56 nonresidents for 11 week quarter. $7 drop-ins. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-327-0759.

Community Preparedness Day A fair with information on disaster preparedness. Representatives from Menlo Park fire district, CERT, REACT, USGS. Hosted by FBC Menlo Park. April 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. www.firstbaptist.com

Robot demonstration In celebration of National Robotics Week the robotics team of Sequoia High School will demonstrate the robot, "The Royal Twit." April 13, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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

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