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Arts & Entertainment - April 13, 2011

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Special Events

Atherton Easter Egg Hunt plus Gerald the Magician, photos with the Easter bunny, police-car and fire-engine viewing, breakfast foods, juices and specialty coffee. April 23, 10 a.m.-noon. $10/person (adults and children over 12 months). Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton.

CEC Forget-Me-Not Center holds fourth annual breakfast to honor three individuals for their outstanding work in developing and supporting resilience in children. April 13, 7-9 a.m. $65. Sharon Heights Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-314-0180. www.cleoeulaucenter.org

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

Three Great Lights Lodge holds "Tax Relief Pancake Breakfast." Donations accepted, net proceeds go to the California Masons' "By Your Side" project, bringing nursing care to cancer patients, and also to American Diabetes Association. April 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Royal Hodge Masonic Hall, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park.

Talks/Authors

'Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land' by Joel Brinkley. April 20, 7 p.m. Members free. Admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Ann Packer's "'Swim Back to Me: Stories." April 14, 7 p.m. Admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Linda Darling Hammond, Stanford education professor, discusses her book, "The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity will Determine Our Future." April 13, 3-5 p.m. Free. Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford. Call 615-310-1200.

Peter Corning's 'The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice' April 13, Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

"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

'A German Requiem' For Good Friday, the Valparaiso Singers will perform Brahms' "A German Requiem," directed by Judith Stewart. The choir will be accompanied by organist James Welch and a chamber orchestra. Jennie Litster, soprano soloist. The program will include other selected anthems by 20th century composers. April 22, 7:30 p.m. Free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park.

Mozart's Requiem The Valley Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and orchestra present this requiem mass in a Palm Sunday concert. April 17, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Free. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-8282 ext. 104. valleypreschurch.org

Kids & Families

"Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique" will be featured in a story session for kids April 17, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Author Maryrose Wood introduces book two in her "Incorrigible Children series." April 14, 7 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530.

Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo An Easter-egg hunt at the Fox Theatre, including a chance to win a grand prize. April 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St, Redwood City. foxrwc.com

Robot demonstration In celebration of National Robotics Week the robotics team of Sequoia High School will demonstrate its robot, "The Royal Twit." April 13, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Et Alia

'Travel USA 101' This workshop examines the art of planning fun-filled trips around the U.S. April 19, 6-7 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

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.

Bay Area Belly Dance Festival Belly dancers from all over the Bay Area will perform April 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. Angelica's Bell Theatre & Bistro, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Call 650-365-3226. bayareabelly.info/about.html

Earth Day on the Bay with Marine Science Institute, Sat., April 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City. Call 650-364-2760 ext. 16.

Film. In "Illusionist," a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Rated PG-13. Light refreshments. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. April 15, 7-9 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. www.smcl.org/en/node/3738

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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