The public is invited to watch the artists at work and stay for the afternoon exhibit, reception and awards presentation. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event, "Paint Allied Arts 2011," is the third plein air "paint-out" and exhibit sponsored by the Portola Art Gallery, which is based at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.
Visit portolaartgallery.com for more information.
Free conference on women's health
A free Women's Health Conference, sponsored by Sequoia Hospital and the Peninsula Urology Center of Atherton, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.
Topics to be covered include incontinence, depression, osteoporosis, vitamin supplements, and relieving stress. Doctors and a nutritionist from Sequoia Hospital will speak from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A complimentary breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided.
Go to pucenter.com/conference or call 306-1019 to register.
Brookside Orchids holds open house
Brookside Orchids, at 2720 Alpine Road in Menlo Park, will hold a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be tours of the facilities, potting demonstrations, and a wide selection of blooming orchids for sale.
Located just off Interstate 280 above the Webb Ranch farm stand, Brookside Orchids opened in 1979, as a wholesale grower. In 1996, it began boarding orchids. It now includes retail sales of flowering orchids, as well as immature seedlings, to orchid hobbyists and the general public.