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Arts & Entertainment - February 20, 2013

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Special Events

Menlo-Atherton Fashion Show The M-A Fashion Show is a professionally choreographed performance that will feature more than 200 seniors. Feb. 23, 1-8:30 p.m. $5-$65; shows at 1, 4, 7:30. M-A Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-322-5311. www.mabearspta.org

Bridal Fair The theme of this years Fare is to finding inspiration locally. Attendees meet the peninsulas top wedding planners, florists, gown and tuxedo vendors, limo. Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.foxrwc.com

Art Galleries

'Scenes from the Silk Road' — photographs by Frances Freyberg The Portola Art Gallery presents "Scenes from the Silk Road" — photographs of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Syria by Frances Freyberg. Through Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220. www.francesfreyberg.com

Paintbrush Diplomacy Art Exhibition The exhibit, on display in the Administration building, includes works from 40 young artists from all over the world. Through March 8, 5-5 p.m. Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Call 650-543-3901. www.menlo.edu

Paintings by Christine Canepa Canada College Art Gallery presents Paintings & Photo Drawings by Christine Canepa on view through Feb. 28. Hours: Mon., Weds.: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues.,Thurs. 1-4 p.m. Canada College Art Gallery, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-306-3336.

Classes/Workshops

China's Terra Cotta Warriors art docent lecture PowerPoint art docent lecture on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Feb. 23, 2-3 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.smcl.org

How to Write Books that Inspire Change This class by Nina Amir aims to help attendees become authors who inspire readers to action with the message in their books. Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $99. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Community Events

Exploring the Common Good discussion series Members of the Ladera Community Church will facilitate discussions on topics such as education, healthcare and the environment and gun control. Sundays through March 17, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-5481. www.ladera.org

Lunar New Year Celebration Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Snake. There will be lion dancers, red panda acrobats, martial arts, kids arts and zodiac-themed crafts, food and an inflatable playland. Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/lunarnewyear.html

Kids & Families

Atherton Library Preschool Storytime Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and activities every Monday morning. Through May 20, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time Combining singing, dancing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce and Rhyme is a way to connect with a young child. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months (although older children are welcome too) Feb. 25, 11-11:30 a.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

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Family Movie Night The Atherton Library features family-friendly films the last Friday of the month. This month will highlight a recent Pixar animated favorite. Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. www.smcl.org

Canada College Farmers Market The market runs every Sunday at Parking Lot 7. Vendors are welcome. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camada College, 4200 Farm Hill Road , Redwood City. Call 650-290-3549. westcoastfarmersmarkets.org

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