SATURDAY, APRIL 4
Free compost. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boat Park, intersection of Foster City Boulevard and Bounty Drive. Free compost will be available all day while supplies last.
Awakening the healer within, with Dr. Emmett Miller. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Marriott, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo.
How to make $10K a month without using your credit or cash. Reliance Realty Group, 155 Bovet Road, San Mateo. Free. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. San Bruno City Park. All you can eat pancakes. Adults $5, children and seniors $3.
Free compost giveaway for Hillsborough residents. 9 a.m. to noon. Floribunda and Walnut avenues, Hillsborough. Bring proof of Hillsborough residency. For more information call 375-7444.
Travel sketching and painting in watercolor. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CSM Coastside, 225 Cabrillo Highway S., Shoreline Station. Robert Regis Dvorak, world-renowned watercolor artist, will show you show to sketch and paint in public. $79. For more information call 574-6149.
Enhancing teen beauty: Makeup and hairstyling. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. $65. For more information call 574-6149.
Downtown San Mateo Spring Fling. Noon to 4 p.m. US Bank Parking Lot, 136 Second Ave., San Mateo. There will be live music, entertainment, delicious food and a raffle. For more information call (540) 342-5520.
Acapella harmony ahow featuring Golden Chordsmen Chorus, Flyright Sisters and Sound Judgment Quartet TrebleMakers. 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Burlingame Intermediate School Theater, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame. Tickets are $10, $12. $15. For tickets call 344-SING.
Great Ladies of American Musical: Carol Channing, Mary Martin and Ethel Merman. 11 a.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Free. For more information call Roberta Roth at 330-2512.
Seeing is believing. 11 a.m. Sterling Court, 850 N. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Learn about ways the Lions International Foundation of California can help you foster better vision. This event is sponsored by the San Mateo County Council of the Blind. For more information call Phil Kutner at 349-6946.
So you want to be a copyeditor or proofreader? 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Discover the lifestyle of an copyeditor or proofreader. $55. For more information call 574-6149.
Golden Gate Radio Orchestra presents ‘Love and the Weather.’ 2 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. General $16, students/seniors $14. For more information call 871-7464.
The Girl Genius Victorian Mad Science Ball. 7 p.m. San Mateo Masonic Lodge Ballroom, 100 N. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo. For more information call (510) 522-1731.
‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ 7:30 p.m. NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information, or for tickets, call 508-3456.
‘Distracted.’ 8 p.m. Theatre Works at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Palo Alto. $23 to $61. For more information call 903-6000.
Crestmont Conservatory of Music Gourmet concert series. 8 p.m. 2575 Flores St., San Mateo. There will be music and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the scholarship program. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. For more information call 574-4633.
Glenn Staller, solo guitar. 8 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. $18 advanced, $20 at door. For more information visit www.pjcc.org.
SUNDAY APRIL 5
The wonderful world of rats! 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA Auditorium, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Come enjoy this free Family Fun Fest dedicated to promoting domestic pet rats as companion animals. Rescued pet rat adoptions, informative groups, door prizes, games, crafts and more! For more information visit www.The WonderfulWorldofRats.com.
Master Gardener plant clinic. 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Central Park, Kohl Pumphouse, enter at Ninth and Palm avenues, San Mateo. The San Mateo Master Gardeners will diagnose your plant problems and answer your gardening questions. This is a chance to ask questions on a wide range of garden topics. Free. For more information call 579-0536 or visit www.San MateoArboretum.org.
First Sunday line dance with Tina Beare and Jeanette Feinberg. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. $5. For more information call 616-7150.
‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ 2 p.m. NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information, or for tickets, call 508-3456.
Pacific Coast Ragtime Orchesta. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Casa de Flores, 727 Walnut St., San Carlos. $10 suggested donation at door includes light refreshments. PCRO is a non-profit organization. Children under 18 admitted free with paying adult. For more information call 355-1721.
Jazz with Candice & Co. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Domenico Wines, 1697 Industrial Road, San Carlos. Live, swinging jazz. Bring your picnic basket. Cash wine and beer bar. $5 per person. For more information call 593-2335.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
San Mateo’s Shakespeare Camp. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., optional aftercare until 5:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo. Two week session ends on April 17. $420. For more information call (800) 978-PLAY or visit www.sfshakes.org.
Passover in the lobby. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Celebrate Passover with art and craft projects. Free. For more information visit www.pjcc.org.
Sam Mateo sister city baseball team presented to city council. 6:30 p.m. San Mateo City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.
Golden Gate Brass concert. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. San Mateo Library, 55 W, Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call 762-1130.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
Guest Night with the Golden Chordsmen. 7:15 p.m. Burlingame Intermediate School Music Room, 1715 Quesada Ave., Burlingame. All men who like to sing are welcome. For more information call 344-SING.
Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. 7:30 a.m. Waterfront Restaurant at Pete’s Harbor, Redwood City. Visitors welcome. For more information call 367-9394.
Two-day AARP senior driver Safety course. 9 a.m. through April 8. San Mateo Center, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. $12 for members and $14 for non-members. For more information call 342-0822.
Manish Pushkale: Serendipitous Encounters. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aicon Gallery, 535 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Oil paintings by Pushkale will be on display through April 18. For more information call 321-4900.
Tracey Walsh on the medical mission ‘Faces of Hope.’ Noon. Greenhills Country Club, Millbrae. For more information call 873-5298.
Giants opening day. 1 p.m. The Villa Roma Lounge, 593 Woodside Road, Redwood City. Free hot dogs and $2.50 draft beers.
Piano for Passover. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pianist Eman Isadiar will perform a recital and talk about Jewish culture in classical music. Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 GFoster Cuity Blvd., Foster City. $4, free for members. For more information visit www.pjcc.org.
Free parenting program. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. South San Francisco Main Library Auditorium, 830 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Encouraging responsibility workshop. 7 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Parents will identify the components of responsible behaviors and explore ways to teach your child the skills needed to be a responsible person. For more information call 591-0341.
Easter Celebration with The Bob Guitterez Band. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. $5 suggested donation in advance, $6.50 at the door. For more information call 616-7150.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
Chamber of Commerce mixer. 10 a.m. Days Inn Sam Francisco International Airport Hotel, 1550 El Camino Real, San Bruno.
Basic bankruptcy for debtors. Noon. San Mateo Street, Redwood City. Maureen Lainez and Monica Murphy of Lainez and Murphy will provide an overview of the new law and filing options for those considering bankruptcy. Free. For more information call 363-4913.
Understanding your child’s temperament workshop. 7 p.m. East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto. This workshop will be conducted in Spanish. Free. For more information call 321-7712.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
‘Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin’ stories from the past program. 11 a.m. Lower Level of History Museum in Wells Fargo Learning Center, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Free for children 5 and under, $4 for adults, and $2 for students and seniors
Tainted Love, new wave dance hits of the ’80s. 8 p.m. Big Fox Nightclub, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $20. For more information call 369-4119.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast. Breakfast: 8 a.m. Egg Hunt: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Washington Park, Burlingame. Free egg hunt. $7 adults and $4 children for breakfast. For more information call 348-0799.
‘Psoriasis: More Than Skin Deep.’ 9 a.m. Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. For more information call (503) 546-8402.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
Easter at Congregational Church of Belmont. 10:30 a.m. 751 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. For more information visit www.uccbelmont.org.
MONDAY, APRIL 13
Best selling author Michelle Richmond speaks. Noon. The Wiegand Art Gallery, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. Richmond will read from a selection of her work. Free. For more information call 508-3730.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Digital television transition workshop. 3 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room. Free. For more information call 522-7818.
Sensational Spanish cuisine. 6:30 to 9 p.m. College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Learn how to create Spanish foods. $59. For more information call 574-6149.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Green resources: The new 3 R’s: Reduce, recycle, re-use. Noon. Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto.
Crystal Springs IAAP administrative professionals week celebration. 6 p.m. Millbrae Public Library, 1 Library Lane, Millbrae. $22. For more information call (415) 264-3411