Around Town: Seeking treasures for 'Vintage in Vogue''Vintage in Vogue" is the theme of Treasure Market 2011 to be held March 25, 26 and 27 at Stanford University. The fine arts and antiques sale, benefiting Stanford's Cantor Art Center, is seeking donations of art, silver, jewelry, china, crystal, linens, fine furniture, and more, especially from the vintage eras of the 1920s to the 1970s.
Treasure Market will be held at the Arrillaga Center, Galvez Street at Campus Drive East, on the Stanford campus. The opening night party and sale, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, will feature vintage treasures, a silent auction of period pieces from private collections, a signature cocktail, and hors d'oeuvres.
The weekend sale continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27. All proceeds support the center's fund to acquire new works of art.
Tickets to the opening night party are $100 and go on sale in February; call 723-2997. Admission is $5 per day on Saturday and Sunday.
The Treasure Market warehouse is open for donations from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at 933 Hamilton Ave. in Menlo Park. For more information, call 326-4533.
Menlo Park's Joan McLoughlin, who recently opened McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco, is hosting a premiere show of the Netherlands-based impressionist artist Jan Peter Van Opheusden.
The solo exhibit begins Thursday, Feb. 3. A private reception with the artist will be held Friday, Feb. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the gallery, located at 49 Geary St.
Go to mgart.com for more information.
Valentine farmhouse tea
Yerba Buena Nursery is serving a Valentine tea at noon Saturday, Feb. 12, in its Victorian farmhouse at 19500 Skyline Boulevard in Woodside. The tea service will include sandwiches, scones, pastry and hot tea.
Cost is $30 per person, prepaid by check only. Reservations are required and guests age 12 and over are welcome. For reservations, call Kathy at 851-1668.
Ella Fitzgerald, often called "the First Lady of Song," will be the topic of discussion by Alisa Clancy, operations director of KCSM Jazz 91 FM, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Menlo Park Library downstairs meeting room. Ms. Clancy is co-host of "A Morning Cup of Jazz."
The program is presented by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. There is free van service for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. To schedule a pickup, call 330-2512.
The third annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament benefiting Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.
Admission is $75 and includes chips, food, beverages and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at $5 each. Men and women over age 21, at all skill levels, are invited to play.
Go to alliedartsguild.org or call 322-2405 for ticket information.
Menlo Park author Phyllis Butler is offering creative writing workshops on four Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Room D129 at the Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Cost is $100 for members and $110 for others.
Ms. Butler helps students learn to write stories for personal satisfaction or for publication. For more information, call Ms. Butler at 326-0723.