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Arts & Entertainment - November 13, 2013



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Community Events

Menlo-Atherton High School Big Band Dance Nov. 16, 8-11 p.m. $10 students/staff; $20 general admission. Menlo-Atherton High School - Ayers Gym, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

Atherton Dames luncheon. Ashley Riley speaks about her Fit Kids program and foundation. Atherton Dames raises funds for Holbrook-Palmer Park activities. New members welcome. Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton.

Author Bill Fernandez discusses his childhood in Kapa'a Kaua'i during World War II. Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2512.

La Entrada Used Book Fair Nov. 12-15, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. La Entrada Middle School, 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park.

Lifetree Cafe hosts conversation, "Getting Past Your Past," exploring lifelong impact of one's past. Nov. 13, 7-8 p.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church , 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-854-5897.

Kids & Families

Bilingual Storytime Parents can introduce babies to Spanish with stories, songs and rhymes. Mondays, Nov. 18-Dec. 16, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road. Call 851-0560.

Finger Knitting Woodside Library workshop. Make accessory (bracelet or armband) to take home. Ages 7+. Sign up required. Nov. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road.

Frosty the Snowman comes to life in this show by ventriloquist Tony Borders. Nov. 20, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road. Call 851-0560.

Games Day Library will have board games, card games and puzzles on hand all day. For all ages. Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road. Call 851-0560.

Roaming Reptiles and Habitats Children, 4 and up, can decorate toy reptiles and build habitats. Nov. 18, 4-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane. Call 328-2422.

Toddler Storytime and Craft on third Tuesdays of month. Nov. 19-Dec. 17, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road. Call 851-0560.

On Stage

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory performs "Persephone." Based on the myth, the play includes dance, poetry, and puppetry along with jazz, bluegrass and hip-hop music. Nov. 7-23, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30-9:15 p.m. $15-100. Lane Family Theatre, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-8282 ext.105.

'The Importance of Being Earnest' Student-run Grab Bag Theater presents Oscar Wilde's classic comedy. Nov. 14-15, 7-9:30 p.m.; Nov. 16, 1 p.m. $5-$10. Veteran's Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.

Authors & Talks

'The First Phone Call from Heaven' Mitch Albom, author of "Tuesdays with Morrie," discusses his book. Nov. 20, 7 p.m. $20. M-A Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 324-4321.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of "The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," discusses latest book in series of mysteries. Nov. 14, 7 p.m. $5. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Korean Art Docent Lecture In recognition of a major exhibit on Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum, this docent lecture explores cultural significance of celebrations during Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Nov. 16, 2-3 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

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Miniature Books Workshop Learn how to make leather-bound miniature book necklaces, miniature accordion books, matchbooks and mini woven books. Nov. 12-Dec. 3, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. $25 each class or $100 for the series, plus a $10 materials fee payable to instructor. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025 ext. 222 .

Liszt of Favorites Silicon Valley Symphony. Nov. 16, 7:30-9:45 p.m. $15-$20. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 415-287-6002.

Menlowe Ballet Presents 'Lineage' Nov. 15-17, 8-10 p.m. $28-$45. M-A Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-231-2025.


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