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San Mateo County calendar of events
April 06, 2013, 05:00 AM
SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Spring Fling Fundraiser. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. $20 adult members, $25 adult non-members, $5 children and free for ages four and under. For more information call 364-8300.

Aspendos Restaurant Grand Opening. 10 a.m. Aspendos Restaurant, 514 Peninsula Ave., San Mateo. Join us for the Grand Opening of the best authentic Mediterranean Turkish cuisine and bakery. For more information email aspendosplace@gmail.com.

Save the Bay discussion. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Campaign manager Josh Sonnenfeld will talk about his pioneering work with the environmental group Save the Bay. For more information call 591-8286.

Keeping Honeybees Class. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. $31. Lecture will cover basic introduction to bees, beekeeping and honey production. To order your bees in time for the class visit www.koehnen.com/packages.html or go to www.commongroundinpaloalto.org.

Lute Songs and Solos of the Renaissance with Doris Williams. 11 a.m. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Free. For more information call 330-2512.

Second Annual Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leo Ryan Park Meadow, Foster City. Food vendors, traditional Indian music and dance, throwing of powder colors and more. For more information go to fostercity.org.

Peninsula Humane Society Mobile Pet Adoption at Serramonte Center. Noon to 3 p.m. 3 Serramonte Center, Daly City. Free. For more information contact shelbi@sprinpr.com.

Showcase of Businesses. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Shops at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino, San Bruno. Join the San Bruno Chamber and the Shops at Tanforan for business exhibits and shopping. Free. For more information call 588-0180.

Animal Connections. 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Free with cost of admission. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $4 for children. This event will take place every Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 342-7755.

FMS -- Multilingual Kids Language Fair. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call (248) 494-0301.

The Search for Truth About Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates fact from Fiction. 5 p.m. Dove and Olive Works Building, 178 South Blvd., San Mateo. Free. Presbyterian pastor Ben Daniel tackles common stereotypes and misconceptions that tend to define Islam in the popular imagination. For more information contact craig@reachandteach.com.

Channeling Picasso Artist Reception. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Free. The exhibit will run until April 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 574-4654.

Hillbarn Theater Presents 'john & jen.' 8 p.m. Hillbarn Theater, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Tickets are $28-38. For tickets and more information go to www.hillbarntheatre.org.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association Presents: Concert IV, 25th Anniversary Season. 8 p.m. Cubberly Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Performance will include Beethoven's Symphony No.5 and Bernstein's On the Town: Three Dance Episodes and a concerto by Lee Actor. $20 general admission. $17 seniors. $10 students. To purchase tickets or for more information go to www.paphil.org.

The RiP-TiDEs! 9 p.m. to midnight. The Iron Gate, 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont. For more information visit iron-gate.com.

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' with Live Cast. 11:45 p.m. The Guild Theatre, 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. $2. For more information call 266-9260.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

First day of spring flag football and soccer league. Noon to 5 p.m. Laurie Meadows Park, San Mateo. Practice and games take place on Sundays. Organized programs for girls and boys ages 3 to 14. No try-outs or fundraisers. The league focuses on fun, good sportsmanship and safe play. For more information and to register call 362-8002 or go to www.i9sports.com.

Common Garden Flowers/Uncommon Floral Arrangements. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. San Mateo Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. Liane Benedict demonstrates how to create different types of floral arrangements using flowers from the garden or market. Also, discover how to care for fresh-cut flowers and learn the tips, techniques and tricks used by professional florists. Enter at Ninth and Palm avenues. Free. For more information call 579-0536.

First Sunday Line Dance with Tina Beare & Jeanette Feinberg. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. $5. For more information call 616-7150.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 2 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

From Sheep to Shawl: A History of Fiber and Cloth Production. 2 p.m. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Free. Free for museum members and $10 for non-members. For more information go to www.moah.org.

Conversation with Immigrant Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Carrington Hall, Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Vargas and several adult immigrants in English as a second language classes will speak about their personal experiences. For more information call 269-2807.

The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society presents: Joel Harrison & Spirit House featuring Brian Blade. 4:30 p.m. The Douglas Beach House, 307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay. $35 per person. To purchase tickets go to joelharrison.brownpapertickets.com. For more information go to www.bachddsoc.org.

New Music for Treble Voices Festival. 5 p.m. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 55 Waverly St., Palo Alto. General admission $20. Free for students 21 and under. Hear beautiful treble voices in this annual festival. For more information contact srooke8@gmail.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

Computer Coach. 10:30 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Free. Computer tutoring session for one on one help with technical questions. For more information call 501-0341.

Free Musical Program. 1 p.m. 241 Park Road, Burlingame. The Music Club presents pianists Brian Zeng, Anna Martirosyan and Dara Pung. Free. For more information call (408) 203-9025 or go to www.burlingamemusicclub.net.

Organic/Blodynamic Farming. 6:30 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Diego Torrello, the Produce Manager for Earthbeam Foods and the founder/owner of Circlefoot Permaculture, will speak at the event. For more information go to www.smplibrary.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

Teen Study Hall. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Belmont Library,1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

RSVP Deadline for San Mateo County Newcomer Club Luncheon. Noon. Luceti Restaurant, 109 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo. $25. Installations of officers for 2013-2014 by Donna Chambers and Round Square Table discussion about new activities and current ones. Checks must be received by April 10. The luncheon is at noon on April 16. Send $25 checks to Janet Williams, 468 Shoreline Drive, San Mateo. For more information call 286-0688.

Computer Coach. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Computer class for adults on Wednesday mornings. Open to all. Free. For more information visit http://www.smcl.org/content/belmont.

San Mateo Professional Alliance Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Speido Ristorante, 223 East 4th Avenue, San Mateo. Free admission, lunch is $17. For more information call 430-6500.

City Talk Toastmasters Club meeting. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Redwood City Main Library, Community Room, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Learn how to improve your leadership and communication skills. For more information contact jason_masfield@hotmail.com.

Downton Abbey Class: Victorian Dreams and Edwardian Realities. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Local historian Michael Svanevik will reveal painful truths about both Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. The class will be held on Wednesdays through May 29. $50. For more information call 326-0665 or go to www.peninsulavolunteers.org.

Speak and Lead with Pride Program. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Borel Estate Building, 1700 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. OCA San Mateo hosts annual "Speak and Lead" Competition for local high school students. Highlighting the talents of local high school students, four finalists will compete by speaking on the topic "In our evolving world, what is the value of a college education, and how might I use it to benefit the community?" Open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. For more information call 533-3065.

Alpha Class Introductory Meeting. 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Classes explore the meaning of life in a relaxed setting and include an informative video presentation followed by small group discussions. Meetings are held on Wednesday meetings through June 5. Classes are free. Optional dinner at 5:45 p.m. with a suggested donation of $8. For more information go to www.burlpres.org.

Team Communications, Organization and Management Class. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno. Free. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. For more information call 616-7096.

Millbrae Library Program on Family Law. Presented by attorney Elaine Frase, of Harris & Fraser. 7 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., in Millbrae. For more information call 697-7607.

Author Event: J.A. Jance. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. The author will read from her latest best-selling books, 'Deadly Stakes.' For more information call 591-8286.

Peninsula Rose Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Soil preparation for roses. Master Consulting Rosarians Steve and Diana Steps will share tips on preparing and fertilizing your soil to produce beautiful roses at this next meeting of the Peninsula Rose Society. Free. For more information call 465-3967.

THURSDAY, APRIL11

Free Workshop -- Weigh less, live more. Noon. 981 Industrial Road, Suite C, San Carlos. There will be a lecture on weight loss problems in America, why diets don't work, healthy recipes, quick tips and more. There will be also be snacks. Free. For more information call 224-7021.

Student debt. Noon. San Mateo County Law Library, 710 Hamilton St., Redwood City. Attorney Jonathan Larsen will discuss ways to deal with student debt, including what legal steps may be taken to reduce or eliminate the debt all together. For more information call 363-4913.

Film Noir Movie Series: Sunset Boulevard. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. City of San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information call 522-7490.

Music and dance of Bali: CSM Dance Department Fundraiser. 7 p.m. College of San Mateo Theater, Building 3, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. The event will feature Gamelan Anak Swarasanti from Santa Cruz and a documentary by Sasha Friedlander. Suggested donation of $10. $5 for students. For more information go to smccd.edu.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans Search. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. San Bruno Public Library, Children's Room, 701 W. Angus Ave., San Bruno. Free. Learn how to search and quickly locate scholarships, fellowships and student loans at all levels of study, using the Gale's Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans online database. The class is ideal for students, parents and education professionals. For more information call 616-7078.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Passenger Arrival and Naturalization Workshop. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Archives at San Francisco, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno. Genealogical workshop on how to locate passenger arrival and naturalization records. $15 payable in advance. For more information or to reserve a space call 238-3488.

Variety Show with Emcee Raoul Epling & a Baked Lunch. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Tickets available. For more information call 616-7150.

Reservation Deadline for Meet the Artists Evening Reception at Filoli. 4 p.m. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Free. Reservations are required for this event, which will take place on April 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 364-8300.

Lawyers in the Library. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Sign up for a 20 minute appointment with a member of the San Mateo County Library Association. Lawyers' speciality will be small claims and civil litigation. For more information email figard@smcl.org.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame de Namur University, NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information or for tickets call 508-3456.

'Opera Rocks!' 7:30 p.m. Taube Center, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. The Department of Music and Vocal Arts at Notre Dame de Namur University invites you to explore the unique world of "Opera Rocks!" Draws from 400-year tradition of operatic repertoire and mixes up familiar stories with their contemporary musical theatre counterparts. General admission $10. Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway Street, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

Diablo Ballet performs at Hillbarn Theatre. 8 p.m. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Diablo Ballet presents classical and contemporary dance works including the Web Ballet, the world's first ballet created online. For more information call 349-6411 or go to www.hillbarntheatre.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

2013 Tomato and Pepper Sale Hosted by the UCCE Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco counties. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Redwood High School, 1968 Old County Road, Redwood City. There will be over 35 varieties of tomatoes and over 15 varieties of peppers, herbs and more. For more information go to http://ucanr.org/sites/MGsSMSF/Special_events/Tomato_sale/.

Skills Development and Application Class. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno. Free. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. For more information call 616-7096.

Non-violent Parade for Peace and Justice. 10 a.m. Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, 400 Church St., Half Moon Bay. Pablo Paredes, immigration reformer, peace activist and Oakland-based youth organizer, will give the keynote speech. The event will begin at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church and the parade will continue down Main St., cross Cabrillo Hwy. and to the Coastside Lutheran Church for a tamale lunch. Registration is $40 and includes a t-shirt for those who register by March 31. For more information go to www.kacw.org.

City of San Carlos' Second Annual Volunteer Expo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Carlos Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut St., San Carlos. Over 30 local nonprofit organizations will be present to showcase volunteer opportunities within the community. All ages welcome. Free. For more information call 802-4218.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Encore Books on the Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Half off sale. All sales benefit the programs of the San Mateo County History Museum. For more information call 299-0104 ext. 234.

FML Outdoor Bargain Book/Media Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. All adult books will be 50 cents and children's books will be 25 cents (including foreign language books and media). Bag of Books will be $5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 697-7607.

An Evening with Deborah Tannen. Noon to 2 p.m. UU Fellowship of Redwood City, 2124 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. $20. All proceeds go towards CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse.) For more information call 367-9183.

Affordable Books at the Book Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont. $1 paperbacks, $2 and up hardbacks and 25 cents for children's books. All proceeds benefit the Belmont Library. For more information call 593-5650.

There Was Something About Agnes. 1 p.m. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. The lecture is free with admission to the museum, $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Joanne Garrison will present a talk about the life of Agnes Poett. For more information call 299-0104.

First Lady of the Peninsula. 1 p.m. The San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Burlingame Historical Society's Joanne Garrison will give a talk about the life od Agnes Poett, participant of the founding of San Mateo, Burlingame and Hillsborough. Free with admission. For more information call 299-0104.

Seabird and Songbird Workshop. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sea Crest School, 901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay. Presenter Alvaro Jaramillo will lead us through an exciting workshop suitable for the beginner and advanced birder alike. Light refreshments served. Suggested donation of $15 for adults, $5 for seniors, kids and students free. Bird walk from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. See below for more information. For more information visit http://coastsidelandtrust.org.

Assistance League of San Mateo County Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Assistance League Chapter Headquarters, 528 N. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo. Honoring Mr. Les Williams, Tuskegee Airman, Congressional Gold Medal receipient, former Dance Studio owner and instructor and distinguished resident of San Mateo County. Buildling Plaque Unveiling to celebrate the historical significance of the site as the former dance studio Mr. Williams owned and operated for 22 years. Book signing of "Victory: Tales of a Tuskegee Airman" following comments by Mr. Williams. Public invited to attend. For more information visit sanmateocoutny.assistanceleague.org.

Rembrandt's Century. 3 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. This exhibition examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century. For more information call 591-8286.

Seabird and Songbird Walk. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Smith Field, end of Wavecrest Road, Half Moon Bay. Meet at Smith Field. Presenter Alvaro Jaramillo will lead us through an exciting workshop suitable for the beginner and advanced birder alike. Light refreshments served. Wear layers and sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars. Free. For more information visit http://coastsidelandtrust.org.

NDNU Food Tuck Show Ho'olaule'a 2013. 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. NDNU's Hawaii Club is pleased to announce its second annual Ho'olaule'a, a fundraiser for Hawaii Club filled with local food trucks, raffles, Hawaiian entertainment and much more. Parking and admission is free. For more information visit www.ndnu.edu.

Reception for Art Exhibit, 'Color.' 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Coastal Arts League Museum, 300 Main St., Half Moon Bay. The exhibit is open from April 5 to May 6 (Friday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m.). Free. For more information go to coastalartsleague.com.

One Time Live Event Stand-Up Comedy: Hysterical Houswives Returns. 7 p.m. San Benito House, Half Moon Bay. $15 and a non-perishable food item to benefit Coastside Hope. To register and for more information contact info@bayareacasting.com.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame de Namur University, NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information or for tickets call 508-3456.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway Street, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

Taste of the Exotic in Redwood Symphony's Notes From Persia. 8 p.m. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Road, Redwood City. $20 purchased ahead of time, $25 at the door, $10 students and children under 17 free. For more information contact mickicartr@aol.com.

Diablo Ballet performs at Hillbarn Theatre. 8 p.m. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Diablo Ballet presents classical and contemporary dance works including the Web Ballet, the world's first ballet created online. For more information call 349-6411 or go to www.hillbarntheatre.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Carlmont High School's Fun Run for Everyone. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carlmont Track, 1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. There will be a 5K race for runners as well as a 5K walk for everyone else. Prizes will be awarded for fastest racers, fundraising winners and team spirit. Creative costumes and spirits are encouraged. There will also be t-shirts distributed to every participant, as well as music, a bake sale, balloon toss and more. Free pizza lunch included. For more information and to register go to http://bit.ly/X8J8WV.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Encore Books on the Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Half off sale. All sales benefit the programs of the San Mateo County History Museum. For more information call 299-0104 ext. 234.

Food Trucks Cookin' In Foster City. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Free. For more information call 378-2723.

Adopt a Senior Mutt. Noon to 3 p.m. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Adoption Event, Pet Food Express, 261 Park Road, Burlingame. You can check out all the adoptable seniors at muttville.org. For more information contact patty@muttville.org.

Affordable Books at the Book Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont. $1 paperbacks, $2 and up hardbacks and 25 cents for children's books. All proceeds benefit the Belmont Library. For more information call 593-5650.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 2 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway Street, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

'Opera Rocks!' 2 p.m. Taube Center, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. The Department of Music and Vocal Arts at Notre Dame de Namur University invites you to explore the unique world of "Opera Rocks!" Draws from 400-year tradition of operatic repertoire and mixes up familiar stories with their contemporary musical theatre counterparts. General admission $10. Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com.

Project Read Free Literacy Training for Voluteers. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. South San Francisco Library Auditorium, 840 West Orange Ave., South San Francisco. Free. For registration and more information call 829-3871.

BURN. 7:30 p.m. College of San Mateo Theatre, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Building 3, San Mateo. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. This film is about firefighters, told through the eyes of the crew of Detriot's Engine Company 50. For more information and to buy tickets go to detriotfirefilm.org/events.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

Deadline for Teen Poetry Contest. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Middle and high school students are invited to submit up to three original poems, no longer than 30 lines, that will be judged by grade level, original content, style, vocabulary and creative expression. All poems must be printed neatly or typed and will not be returned. Please visit the library for an entry form. For more information email goyal@smcl.org.

Computer Coach. 10:30 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Free. Drop into this relaxed and welcoming computer tutoring session for one on one help with your technical questions. This class will occur every Monday morning. For more information call 501-0341.

Maturing Gracefully Lunch Talk: Sleeping Issues. Noon. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech Camp Director Meet and Greet. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Roosevelt Elementary Auditorium, 1151 Vancouver Avenue, Burlingame. Must RSVP by April 11. Free. To RSVP or for more information go to http://www.campedmo.org/camp-director-meet-and-greet/mrn.

Genetically Modified Foods and the Genetic Roulette. 6:30 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. David Hinckle, founder and owner of Earthbeam Natural Foods, will discuss the prevalence and danger of genetically modified ingredients in our food supply. Free. For more information call www.smplibrary.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Organizing and Executing Strategy: Jim Kouzes on Leadership Challenge. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stanford Research Institute, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Advance registration is $25 for students, affilliates and members, $35 non-members, at the door prices are $35 for members, students and affilliates and $45 non-members. For more information contact nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com.

San Mateo County Newcomers Club Luncheon. Noon. Luceti Restaurant, 109 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo. $25. Installation of officers for 2013-2014 by Donna Chambers and Round Square Table discussion about new and current activities. Deadline to RSVP was April 10. For more information call 286-0688.

Teen Movie: Life of Pi. 3:30 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

Go Green For Earth Day at Serramonte Center. 5:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, Grand Court, Serramonte and Gellert Blvd., Daly City. Free. For more information call 301-3360.

Travel Wizards Hosts Induge-Your-Passion Travel Expo. :30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Free. For more information and to RSVP call 696-6900.

Wellness Lecture: Say Goodbye to Allergy Season. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St., Half Moon Bay. Dr. Shannon Wood, naturopathic doctor and licensed midwife, will discuss natural allergy remedies and solutions for relief. Free. For more information contact patti@bondmarcom.com.

Community Meeting for Teen Input of New Burlingame Community Center. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Food will be provided and attenting counts toward community service. Free. To RSVP email jhelley@burlingame.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

AARP Sponsered Driver Safety Class. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. For more information call 616-7150.

Beginning Word Processing. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2007. For more information call 591-8286.

Portola Art Gallery's Jan Prisco Offers Weekly Pastel Plein Air Painting Classes. 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. $30 per class. Classes will be available weekly through August. For more information contact frances.freyberg@gmail.com.

Youth Advisory Committee Spaghetti Feed. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Tickets are $5 and $10. All proceeds will benefit Samaritan House's Safe Harbor Shelter. For more information call 286-3395.

Bettman and Halpin Live in Concert. 7 p.m. Downtown Library Fireplace Room, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Free. For more information go to redwoodcity.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Kid's Club Woodshop Workshop. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Free for all kids ages 12 and younger who sign up with their parents online. For more information call 345-8222.

4C's Annual Family Tea Party. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwodo City. Tea times will be at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Reservations required. Suggested donation of $5 for a family of two to three or $10 for a family of four to six. For more information call 517-1400 or go to 4csteaparty.brownpapertickets.com.

San Mateo Chapter 139 AARP Meeting. 11 a.m. Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Social hour is at 11 a.m. and business meeting is at noon. Following the meeting we will be entertained by Beverly McSween playing the piano. For more information call 345-5001.

Film Noir Movie Series: Touch of Evil. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. City of San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information call 522-7490.

Movies for School Age Children: 'Hotel Transylvania.' 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Movie is rated PG and lasts 91 minutes. Free. For more information call 522-7838.

Burlingame Library Foundation Spring Book Sale. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. There will be a wide variety of books available and new stock will be added daily. There will also be various media for sale. All proceeds will support library programs. $5 admission fee. For more information call 558-7474.

Meet the Artists Evening Reception. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Free. Reservations are required. The Annual Botanical Art Exhibition will run until June 16, and is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 364-8300.

An Evening with Judy Grahn and Friends. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sofia University, 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. Join Judy Grahn in a celebration of her latest book, A Simple Revolution, which details her life and career dedicated to social justice, the Gay Women's Liberation movement, LGBTQ activism and celebration of women in the arts. Grahn will speak, answer questions and engage in conversation with panelists. For more information contact sofia_events@sofia.edu.

Earth Day Celebration -- Organic Sustainable Gardening Workshop. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. There will be information, a hands-on planting project, a raffle of a compost bin and other Earth Day items, a workshop by Alane O'Rielly-Weber and more. Co-sponsored by the city of Millbrae, Millbrae Library and Friends of the Millbrae Library. Free admission. For more information and to RSVP call 259-2339.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

AARP Sponsered Driver Safety Class. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. For more information call 616-7150.

Special Presentation at Filoli: Tony Duquette -- Legendary Designer. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Hutton Wilkinson will speak. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information and for tickets go to www.filoli.org.

Keeping Kids Safe Project. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Autobahn Motors, 700 Island Parkway, Belmont. Free FBI digital fingerprint and photographs from one of the top child safety programs in the country. The Keeping Kids Safe Project will take a child's fingerprints and sent them home with parents. Parents can use the records to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information and entertainment for families. For more information email Danielle@sipkids.com.

Burlingame Library Foundation Spring Book Sale. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. There will be a wide variety of books available and new stock will be added daily. There will also be various media for sale. All proceeds will support library programs. Free admission. For more information call 558-7474.

St. Timothy School Spring Carnival. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Third Avenue and Norfolk Street, San Mateo. There will be barbecue, a live band, rides, entertainment, rides and more. Free admission. All-day wristband $20. Each ride requires three to five coupons. For more information call 342-6567 or 222-4792.

Spring Gallery Art Show. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. San Carlos Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut St., San Carlos. Free. For more information call 400-8623.

Carlmont K.I.L.T.S. Improv Show. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

Roy Cloud School and the San Carlos Children's Theater present 'Twinderella.' 7 p.m. McKinley School Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City. $10 and up. For more information or for tickets go to http://roycloudtwinderella.eventbrite.com.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame de Namur University, NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information or for tickets call 508-3456.

'Opera Rocks!' 7:30 p.m. Taube Center, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. The Department of Music and Vocal Arts at Notre Dame de Namur University invites you to explore the unique world of "Opera Rocks!" Draws from 400-year tradition of operatic repertoire and mixes up familiar stories with their contemporary musical theatre counterparts. General admission $10. Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses. 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. The show will run until May 12. Shows at 8 p.m on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Shows at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.dragonproductions.net/lesliaisons.html.

SATURDAY, April 20

Downtown Spring Clean-up. 8 a.m. to Noon. The Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA) is sponsoring the First Annual Downtown Spring Clean Up in partnership with the City of San Mateo and local businesses. To help keep downtown clean volunteer teams are joining forces to remove graffiti, wash windows, pick-up litter and plant and weed planter boxes. For more information go to www.dsma.org.

Keeping Kids Safe Project. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Autobahn Motors, 700 Island Parkway, Belmont. Free FBI digital fingerprint and photographs from one of the top child safety programs in the country. The Keeping Kids Safe Project will take a child's fingerprints and sent them home with parents. Parents can use the records to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information and entertainment for families. For more information email Danielle@sipkids.com.

Burlingame Library Foundation Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. There will be a wide variety of books available and new stock will be added daily. There will also be various media for sale. All proceeds will support library programs. Free admission. For more information call 558-7474.

Earth Day on the Bay 2013. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City. Family activities and events. Free. For more information go to http://sfbamsi.org/earthday.html or call 364-2760.F

Twitter Class, 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

75th Annual Millbrae Nursery School Open House. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Millbrae Nursery School, 86 Center St., Millbrae. Free, but donation are apprectaited. For more information contact millbraenursery@sbcglobal.net.

St. Timothy School Spring Carnival. Noon to 11 p.m. Third Avenue and Norfolk Street, San Mateo. There will be barbecue, a live band, rides, entertainment, rides and more. Free admission. All-day wristband $20. Each ride requires three to five coupons. For more information call 342-6567 or 222-4792.

Watercolor demonstration with artist Sharon Hogan. 1 p.m. Society of Western Artists Headquarters Gallery, 2625 Broadway, Redwood City. Free. For more information call 737-6084.

Day of the Child/Day of the Book. 2 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more informationc all 522-7838.

Menlo Park Library's Teen Book Club meeting. 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Free. For more information call 330-2530 or to register for the book club email atajar@plsinfo.org.

Poetry Tea. 3 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Celebrate National Poetry Month with local poets and light refreshments. A book signing and selling will follow the event. For more information call 591-8286.

Deadline to Submit What the Library Means to You. 5 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Free. Menlo Park Library is celebrating National Library Week by collecting photo submissions of what the library means to you. The photos will be on display the week of April 21-29. For more information call 330-2500.

Father and Son Night. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Foster City Teen Center, 670 Shell Blvd. Free. Boys in second through seventh grades and their fathers or grandfathers are invited to enjoy a night of games, food and fun. For more information and to sign up call 286-3395.

Roy Cloud School and the San Carlos Children's Theater present 'Twinderella.' 7 p.m. McKinley SChool Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City. $10 and up. For more information or for tickets go to http://roycloudtwinderella.eventbrite.com.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame de Namur University, NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information or for tickets call 508-3456.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

Crestmont Conservatory of Music Gourmet Concert Series. 8 p.m. The Crestmont Conservatory of Music, 2575 Flores St., San Mateo. The Crestmont Chamber Players will perform Mendelssohn's Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13, Two Tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Dvorak's 'Dumky' Trio in E minor, Op. 90. There will also be a reception with gourmet refreshments after the performance. Tickets will be available at the door. $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students 16 and under. For more information call 574-4633.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Bidder 70: Documentary Film. Noon to 2 p.m. UU Fellowship of Redwood City, 2124 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Free. For more information contact taralhito@yahoo.com.

The San Mateo Arboretum Society's 2nd Annual Open House and Plant Sale. Noon to 4 p.m. San Mateo Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. Enter at Ninth and Palm avenues. For more information call 579-0536.

Earth Day Celebration. Noon to 5 p.m. CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Free with cost of admission. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $4 for children. For more information call 342-7755.

St. Timothy School Spring Carnival. Noon to 7 p.m. Third Avenue and Norfolk Street, San Mateo. There will be barbecue, a live band, rides, entertainment, rides and more. Free admission. All-day wristband $20. Each ride requires three to five coupons. For more information call 342-6567 or 222-4792.

Roy Cloud School and the San Carlos Children's Theater present 'Twinderella.' 1 p.m. McKinley SChool Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City. $10 and up. For more information or for tickets go to http://roycloudtwinderella.eventbrite.com.

Third Sunday Ballroom Dance with The Bob Gutierrez Band. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. $5. For more information call 616-7150.

Burlingame Library Foundation Spring Book Sale. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. There will be a wide variety of books available and new stock will be added daily. There will also be various media for sale. All proceeds will support library programs. Free admission and $6 bag of books special. For more information call 558-7474.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 2 p.m. Notre Dame de Namur University, NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. For more information or for tickets call 508-3456.

'Opera Rocks!' 2 p.m. Taube Center, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. The Department of Music and Vocal Arts at Notre Dame de Namur University invites you to explore the unique world of "Opera Rocks!" Draws from 400-year tradition of operatic repertoire and mixes up familiar stories with their contemporary musical theatre counterparts. General admission $10. Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com.

Broadway By the Bay Presents 'Cats'. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Starting ticket price $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at 369-7770. For more information go to www.broadwaybythebay.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Lecture: How You Can Participate in the California Telephone. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Sheri Boles, Outreach Officer of the CPUC, will explain how you can receive a free phone and/or accessories if you are hearing, vision, speech or mobility impaired or are having difficulty with remembering. She will also speak about how to save money on landline phone bills and how to recognize and avoid scams. Free. For more information call 522-7490.

Screening: Bag It. Is Your Life Too Plastic? 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. San Mateo Library, 55 W. 3rd Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information go to www.cityofsanmateo.org.

Bag It! Earth Day Presentation. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Join the library and the city of Belmont for this revealing documentary and community discussion on the true cost of plastic bags. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 591-8286.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. For more information visit redcrossblood.orgAmerican Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive.

Pancake Poetry. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Read a poem, limerick, haiku and rap and get a pancake. For more information call 591-8286.

Know the Law: Divorce Option. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. An informal seminar will be presented by the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association. For more information call 591-8286.

Wellness Lecture: Headache Prevention and Remedies. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St., Half Moon Bay. Learn about the different kinds of headaches and some of the best ways to treat and prevent them. Dr. Valerie Spier, DC, a chiropractor and nurse who has been treating people with headaches for several years, will lead the lecture. Free. For more information contact patti@bondmarcom.com.

WEDNESAY, APRIL 24

'Adapting Your Dog for Service Work.' 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Join service dog trainer Jean Cary and learn how you can train your dog to help you with simple tasks, retrieve misplaced or dropped objects, serve as a balance aid or help with dressing. Learn about the differences between therapy and service dogs. Please do not bring your own dog to this lecture. Registration required. Free. For more information call 593-9622.

Bingo and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 468 Grand Street, Redwood City. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds go to benefit the Leukemia Lymohoma Society. $20 for dinner or bingo, $40 for both. For more information call 274-9974.

Author Event-- Stuart Woods. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. The best-selling mystery writer will read from his latest novel, 'Unintended Consequences: A Stone Barrington Novel.' A wine and cheese reception will precede the event and a book selling and signing will follow. For more information call 591-8286.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

Film Noir Movie Series: White Heat. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information call 522-7490.

Poetry Slam. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Affordable Books at the Book Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont. $1 paperbacks, $2 and up hardbacks and 25 cents for children's books. All proceeds benefit the Belmont Library. For more information call 593-5650.

Happy Hour: Dinner, Drinks and Dancing with the 'Swing Shift' Band. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Tickets available. For more information call 616-7150.

Reel to Real Film Nights: Mon Oncle. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. For more information call 591-8286.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Happy 7th Birhtday Belmont Library Open House. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas. Blowout book sale, jazz concert at 3 p.m. and refreshments served all day. For more information call 591-8286.

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half Moon Bay Airport, on Highway 1 five miles north of State Route 92. Showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes Demolition Derby Championship, Unimotorcycle Racing, monster truck rides, go-kart rides, kid's amusements, food and live music to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. Continues through April 28 during same time. $20 ($30 for two-day pass) adults, $10 ($15 for two-day pass) ages 11 to 17 and 65 and up. Free for kids ages 10 and under. For more information call 726-2328.

Friends Annual Spring Sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. All books, CDs, DVDs and tapes are 20 percent off. For more information call 593-5650.

School of Rock San Mateo presents a Tribute to Ozzy/Dio. 4 p.m. 711 S. B St., San Mateo. School of Rock San Mateo offers performance-based music programs and camps for kids ages 7 to 18. Students of the School of Rock will perform. $8 at the door. For more information call 347-3474.

Dirty Dancing Party. 7:30 p.m. Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia St., Redwood City. 7:30 p.m. beginners Merengue Lesson, 8:15 p.m. intermediate Cha Cha lesson. 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Dance Party. Top instructors will perform Johnny's Mambo. There will be prize drawings, Dirty Dancing Movie Trivia Game, and '60s-style Mixer Dances. $17 advance registration. For more information go to www.boogiewoogieballroom.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half Moon Bay Airport, on Highway 1 five miles north of Highway 92. Showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes Demolition Derby Championship, Unimotorcycle Racing, monster truck rides, go-kart rides, kid's amusements, food and live music to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. $20 adults, $10 ages 11 to 17 and 65 and up. Free for kids ages 10 and under. For more information call 726-2328.

Last Sunday Ballroom Dance with The Bob Gutierrez Band. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. $5. For more information call 616-7150.

Opera Comes to the Fox Theater: Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore. 2 p.m. Fox Theater Redwood City, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. One show only. Tickets start at $22. For more information go to www.verismoopera.org.

Author Event: Steph Cha. 3 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. A reception wil precede the event and a book selling and signing will folllow. For more information call 591-8286.

School of Rock San Mateo presents a Tribute to Ozzy/Dio. 4 p.m. 711 S. B St., San Mateo. School of Rock San Mateo offers performance-based music programs and camps for kids ages 7 to 18. Students of the School of Rock will perform. $8 at the door. For more information call 347-3474.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Just Dance. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Get ready to dance with Just Dance games. For more information call 591-8286.

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros - Children's Day/Book Day. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, Oak Room, 55 West 3rd Ave., San Mateo. There will be bilingual storytime, arts and crafts, and free books. Free. For more information call 522-7838.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Live in Concert -- Walter Strauss. 7 p.m. Fireplace Room, Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Free. For more information go to redwoodcity.org.

THURSDSAY, MAY 2

Psychedelic Experience: Healing, Growth and Discovery. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sofia University, 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. The event will reflect on surprising current results of psychedelic research and will also preview new research opportunities, discoveries and more. Free. For more information go to sofia.edu.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

San Mateo County History Museum continues 'Free First Fridays' program. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Admission is free the entire day. At 11 a.m., preschool children will be invited to learn about Japanese traditions. At 2 p.m., museum docents will lead tours of the Museum for adults. Free admission. For more information call 299-0104.

Quilting and Bonsai Exhibit. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. The Cultural Arts Commission presents HOME+QUILT=FAMILY, a Quilt and Bonsai Exhibit art gallery program! Enjoy lovely artistic quilts and enchanting bonsai on exhibit. Unique gifts available for purchase. Free admission. For more information 829-3800.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Vintage Vehicle and Family Festival. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Museum of American Heritage, 352 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Free. For more information call 321-1004.

A La Carte and Art. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. This two-day festival of art will include live music, an arts and crafts show, artisan specialty food, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink, a farmer's market, a classic car show and amusement for kids. Free. For more information call 964-3395.

School of Rock San Mateo presents a Tribute to New Wave/Punk Rock. 4 p.m. 711 S. B St., San Mateo. School of Rock San Mateo offers performance-based music programs and camps for kids ages 7 to 18. Students of the School of Rock will perform. $8 at the door. For more information call 347-3474.

In My Life -- A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles. 8 p.m. Redwood City Fox Theatre, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. An award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features live music from renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. Tickets start at $25. For more information call 369-7770 or go to www.foxrwc.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

World Evangelist Neil Sundblad prays for the sick. 10 a.m. Victory International Church, 1730 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo. For more information visit http://www.victoryic.org.

A La Carte and Art. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. This two-day festival of art will include live music, an arts and crafts show, artisan specialty food, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink, a farmers' market, a classic car show and amusement for kids. Free. For more information call 964-3395.

Old Woodside Store Day. Noon to 4 p.m. Woodside Store, the corner of Tripp Road and Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Visitors will experience life and participate in acitivities from the 1880's. Free. For more information call 299-0104.

School of Rock San Mateo presents a Tribute to New Wave/Punk Rock. 4 p.m. 711 S. B St., San Mateo. School of Rock San Mateo offers performance-based music programs and camps for kids ages 7 to 18. Students of the School of Rock will perform. $8 at the door. For more information call 347-3474.

Anne-Marie McDermott with the Alexander String Quartet concert and pre-concert talk. 6 p.m. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Concert begins at 7 p.m. There will be a complimentary post-concert reception with the artists following the concerts. $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $15 for those ages 30 and under. For more information and for tickets go to musicatkohl.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

Change A Life: Volunteer as a Project Read Tutor. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street, Menlo Park. Training for new literacy tutors to work with adults. Free. For more information call 330-2525.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

HIP Housing Open House. Noon to 1:30 p.m. 1157 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Join HIP Housing in celebrating the grand opening of its newest affordable housing property. Program will be at 12:30 p.m. and will include tours and more updates on the buildings and grounds. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by emailing skallstrom@hiphousing.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

Workshop on Federal Land Records. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Archives at San Francisco, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno. Genealogical workshop on how to locate U.S. land records. $15 payable in advance. For more information or to reserve a space call 238-3488.

Notre Dame de Namur University's 2013 President's Gala. 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. Mike Nevin, Rosanne Faust and Marie Batton to be honored. Includes a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and entertainment, as well as a live auction and raffle. For more information visit ndnu.edu/gala.

The Stanford Savoyards present The Sorcerer. 8 p.m. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University, Palo Alto. Tickets are available through the Stanford Ticket Office. $10 for students, $15 for seniors and Stanford staff/faculty, $20 for general admission. For more information and for tickets call 725-2787 or go to http://tickets.stanford.edurn.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

'Hands-On History' Workshop. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Peninsula artist Lois White will lead the introductory class on bookbinding. Participants will use images of historic landmarks of San Mateo County to create their own miniature books to take home. Beginners are welcome and materials will be provided. Space is limited. $15. For more information and to register call 299-0104, ext. 231.

The Stanford Savoyards present The Sorcerer. 8 p.m. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University, Palo Alto. Tickets are available through the Stanford Ticket Office. $10 for students, $15 for seniors and Stanford staff/faculty, $20 for general admission. For more information and for tickets call 725-2787 or go to http://tickets.stanford.edurn.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

The Stanford Savoyards present The Sorcerer. 2 p.m. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University, Palo Alto. Tickets are available through the Stanford Ticket Office. $10 for students, $15 for seniors and Stanford staff/faculty, $20 for general admission. For more information and for tickets call 725-2787 or go to http://tickets.stanford.edurn.

Ragazzi Continuo Presents: An English Renaissance. 4 p.m. Christ Church Parish, 770 N. El Camino Real, San Mateo. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information call 342-8785.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Movies for School Age Children: 'Wreck-It Ralph.' 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Movie is rated PG and lasts 101 minutes. Free. For more information call 522-7838.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Generation Esmeralda featuring Jimmy Goings. 8:30 p.m. Angelica's, 863 Main St., Redwood City. $20 for general admission in advance, $25 for reserved front seating and $26 for general admission at the door. For more information call 365-3226 or go to angelicasbistro.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

California State Button Society Presents: Button Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marriott, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo. $5 donation for non CSBS members. For more information call 408-245-1630.

Friends of the San Bruno Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. San Bruno Library, 701 Angus Ave. West, San Bruno. One bag to fill up to the brim with books costs $6. Paperbacks are 50 cents each, hardbacks are $1 each. Specials as marked. For more information call 616-7078.

Faces of Our Community Display. Noon to 4 p.m. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Free. The event will include live entertainment, activities for kids and a collection of photographs taken of nineteenth century Peninsula residents and current Peninsula residents. For more information call 299-0104.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Alkido and Psychotherapy. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sofia University, 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. Free, but donations are welcome. Alkido is a mindfulness practice that will be taught at this workshop, which can be extremely helpful when working with clients. Please bring food to share for a potluck lunch and wear loose clothing. For more information contact kristen.sato@sofia.edu.

California State Button Society Presents: Button Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marriott, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo. $5 donation for non CSBS members. For more information call 408-245-1630.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Circus Time at Serramonte Center. 5:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, 3 Serramonte Center, Daly City. Children 12 years and younger can enjoy circus-themed festivities, craft-making, giveaways and more. Free. For more information contact shelbi@spinpr.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Jobs for Youth 31st Annual Fundraising Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. Foster City Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. All proceeds will go directly to youth programs. $45 per person. For more information and reservations call 802-3371.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

HIP Housing Annual Luncheon Celebration with Rita Moreno. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. Proceeds benefit HIP Housing. Tickets $90 per person. For more information call 348-6660.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Red Cross Save-a-Life Saturday. Sessions at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m. Siena Youth Center 2625 Marlborough Ave., Redwood City. Free. All sessions taught in Spanish. For more information or to register, call (415) 488-6721.

Peninsula Humane Society Mobile Pet Adoption at Serramonte Center. Noon to 3 p.m. 3 Serramonte Center, Daly City. Free. For more information contact shelbi@sprinpr.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

San Mateo County Fair Free Concert Series. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo. $6 to $22. The concert series will feature Three Dog Night, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and more. The San Mateo County Fair will run from June 8 through June 16.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Wild West at Serramonte Center. 5:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, 3 Serramonte Center, Daly City. Experience the Wild West with craft-making, giveaways and more. Ages 12 and under. Free. For more information contact shelbi@spinpr.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Palo Alto Concours d/ 'Elegance 47th Annual Charity Event. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. San Mateo County Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Come enjoy an exhibition or rare, exotic and highly collectable automobiles from both the United States and around the world. $25 in advance. $30 at the gate. Ages 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Free parking. For more information call 813-1100.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

27th Annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace. 10 a.m. to 46 p.m. Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park. Free. Live jazz, rhythm and blues, rock 'n roll, dance and party music on the stage and street through downtown. Fine arts and crafts will showcase 250 of America's best artists. There will also be chef demos, artisan specialty foodm health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, a collector car showcase and fun and games for kids. Continues through July 21 during same time. For more information call 325-2818.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

San Mateo Professional Alliance Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Speido Restaurant, 223 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo. Free admission. Lunch $17. For more information call 430-6500 or go to sanmateoprofessionalalliance.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16

Uncharted Genealogical Records Workshop . 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Archives at San Francisco, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno. Genealogical workshop about lesser known federal government records for conducting family history research. $15 payable in advance. For more information or to reserve a space call 238-3488.

SATURDAY, AUG. 31

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

Millbrae Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Broadway Avenue, between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae. This Mardi Gras-style celebration will feature arts and crafts, live music, festive food and drink, a green product showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, a car show and fun for kids. Free. For more more information call 697-7324.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

Millbrae Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Broadway Avenue, between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae. This Mardi Gras-style celebration will feature arts and crafts, live music, festive food and drink, a green product showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, a car show and fun for kids. Free. For more more information call 697-7324.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Castro Street, between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. The festival will include live music, arts and crafts, festive food and drink, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with a large TV, organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, a NASA Mars Rover Curiosity exhibit, climbing wall, bungee jump, hula hoops and carnival rides. Free. For more information call 968-8378.

SUNDAY, SEPT, 8

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Castro Street, between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. The festival will include live music, arts and crafts, festive food and drink, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with a large TV, organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, a NASA Mars Rover Curiosity exhibit, climbing wall, bungee jump, hula hoops and carnival rides. Free. For more information call 968-8378.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13

Preserving Your History. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Archives at San Francisco, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno. Genealogical workshop on how to care for your personal family papers and photographs. $15 payable in advance. For more information or to reserve a space call 238-3488.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

75th Anniversary Millbrae Nursery School Open House. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Millbrae Nursery School, 86 Center St., Millbrae. Free. For more information contact millbraenursery@sbcglobal.net.

MONDAY, OCT. 14

Safeway Worl Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. IDES Grounds, 735 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Free. For more information call 726-9652.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street, between Miramontes and Spruce Street, Half Moon Bay. The Wolrd Pumpkin capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates the harvest with non-stop live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, an expert pumpkin carver, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin inspired drinks and pumpkin carving. Free. For more information call 726-9652.

Friends of the San Bruno Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. San Bruno Library, 701 Angus Ave. West, San Bruno. One bag to fill up to the brim with books costs $6. Paperbacks are 50 cents each, hardbacks are $1 each. Specials as marked. For more information call 616-7078.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street, between Miramontes and Spruce Street, Half Moon Bay. The Wolrd Pumpkin capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates the harvest with non-stop live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, an expert pumpkin carver, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin inspired drinks and pumpkin carving. Free. For more information call 726-9652.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information call 583-1740.


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