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San Mateo County calendar of events
September 01, 2014, 05:00 AM

MONDAY, SEPT. 1

Third Annual Burlingame Spirit Run. 6:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burlingame Intermediate School, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame. Proceeds go to Burlingame Community for Education Foundation. Fees are $30 for ages 14 and over through Aug. 26, $20 for children ages 5-13, and free for children 4 and under. Registration starts at 6:45. To register, go to http://www.active.com/burlingame-ca/running/races/3rd-annual-burlingame-spirit-run-2014. For more information email burlingamespiritrun@gmail.com or visit www.bcefoundation.org.

Labor Day Pancake Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 229 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Live music, pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice and coffee. Adults $8; children ages 7 to 12 $3; children ages 6 and under free. For more information call 345-4886 ext. 24 or email membership@sanmateoelks.org.

Portola Art Gallery presents Carolyn Jones’ ‘Recent Works.’ 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Oil paintings by Carolyn Jones of Menlo Park. Runs through Sept. 30. For more information call 321-0220 or go to www.portolaartgallery.com.

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. 11:30 a.m. PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City. Pack a picnic, spread a blanket and dance to the sounds of New York’s hottest kindi-rock artist. Doors open at 11 a.m. $7, children under two free. For reservations call 378-2703.

Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ 6 p.m. John L. Carter Memorial Park, Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.hmbshakespeare.org.

Dance Connection with Live Music by Nob Hill Sounds. Free dance lessons 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. with open dance from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Burlingame Woman’s Club, 241 Park Road, Burlingame. $9 members, $11 guests. Bring a new first-time male friend and earn free entry (limit one free entry per dancer). Free admission for male dance hosts. Light refreshments. Red, white and blue theme for Labor Day. For more information call 342-2221.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2

Computer Coaching Session every Tuesday. 10 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

Creating Influence on Demand. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Room 204, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Bernie Maloney will demonstrate how to build influence. There will be refreshments. Free. For more information call 522-0701.

See’s Candies: A history and tasting. 6:30 p.m. South San Francisco Main Public Library, 840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco. For more information call 829-3860.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3

San Mateo Professional Alliance Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon to 1p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E. Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admission, but lunch is $17. For more information call 430-6500 or see www.sanmateoprofessionalalliance.com.

San Mateo County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission. 4 p.m. San Mateo County Health System, Room 100, 225 W. 37th Ave., San Mateo. For more information call Robyn Thaw at 573-3935.

Silverado’s Art for Action. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Silverado Memory Care, 1301 Ralston Ave., Belmont. There will be wine and appetizers, a musical performance, artwork and crafts and some pieces will be for sale. For more information call 654-9700.

Weekly ESL Conversation Club. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Free. Every Wednesday. For more information call 330-2525.

San Mateo’s Taste and Talk Series. 6 p.m. Main Library. September’s talk is titled: Public Spaces in Complete Streets.

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Coyote Point Auditorium, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo.

Knitting with Arnie every Wednesday evening. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237

Lifetree Cafe Conversations: Simply Your Life. 6:30 p.m. Bethany Luteran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. For more information call 854-5897 or visit facebook.com/LifetreeCafeMP.

Presentation: The Pros and Cons of Gray Water and Rainwater. 7 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Tom Bressan of the Urban Farmer Store will explain why these alternative water systems are growing in popularity and which will work best for your needs. For more information contact John Piche at piche@plsinfo.org.

San Mateo County Democracy for America meeting. 7 p.m. Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City. An evening with progressive activist Tom Hayden, who will present ‘Saving Democracy, Preventing War, and Blocking the Right.’ Free admission and light refreshments. For more information email Ashleigh Evans at asevans2002@aol.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

Lifetree Cafe Conversations: Simply Your Life. 9:15 a.m. Bethany Luteran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. For more information call 854-5897 or visit facebook.com/LifetreeCafeMP.

Adult Chess every Thursday. 10 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Lunch. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Portuguese Center, 724 Kelly St., Half Moon Bay. Erin Tormey speaks about Coastside Farmers Market. $25 contribution at the door. For more information contact kflint@flintstrategies.com.

Senior Center Event — At Middleton. 1 p.m. San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information 522-7490.

Free Flu shots for all seniors 65+. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

Happy Hour Featuring Bill Jackson’s ‘Impermanence and Imperfection.’ 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ricochet, 1600 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Bill’s photographic work is based on a combination of two factors: people living on or near the fringes of society and wabi-sabi, a Japanese worldview that finds beauty in transience and imperfection. For more information call 345-8740.

Studio Choo: Floral design demo and book talk. 6 p.m. South San Francisco Main Public Library, 840 W Orange Ave., South San Francisco. Free. For more information call 829-3860.

My Liberty Meeting. 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. American Legion Hall (Post 82). 130 South Blvd., San Mateo. Study important documents in U.S. history. Free. For more information call 449-0088.

Vitrimont: Peninsula Women at War, 1914. 7 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, Lane Community Room, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Historian Michael Svanevik will tell a tale of pluck, steadfast determination and romance in one medieval village. Free and open to the public. For more information call 558-7444, ext. 2.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 7:30 p.m. 1500 Easton Dr., Burlingame. For more information call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

Dragon Theatre presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ 8 p.m. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind’ with ‘Moonlight and Magnolias,’ a look back at the golden age of Hollywood and the making of an iconic American film. Tickets are $30 for general admission seats. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://dragonproductions.net.

Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ 6 p.m. John L. Carter Memorial Park, Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.hmbshakespeare.org.

Michael Svanevik speaks on Peninsula Women in World War I. 7 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. For more information e-mail John Piche at piche@plsinfo.org.

Beyond the Basics: Zero Waste and the Principles of Waste Reduction & Recycling. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. San Carlos (pre-register for location). Three-week long course. Leave with an understanding of the four Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and rot). Free. For more information call 599-1498 and to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/principles-of-waste-reduction-recycling-tickets-12413835115.

The Authors Road Slideshow Talk. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Blvd., Hillsborough. George, Salli and their dog have driven around the country for three years meeting and interviewing leading writers and experts on noted deceased writers. For more information email George Mason at george@authorsroad.com.

Movies on the Square: Mr. Peabody and Sherman. 8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Rated PG-13. Free. For more information call 780-7311 or go to www.redwoodcity.org/events/movies.html.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

Tai Chi every Monday, Friday, and Saturday. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

First Free Friday at the San Mateo County History Museum. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Special activities for families and children. For more information go to www.historysmc.org.

The San Mateo Antique Show. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Features rare treasures, antiques, fine and decorative art and vintage collectibles. General admission $8, senior citizens $5.

Senior Center Event — Armchair Travel & Adventure. 1 p.m. San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information 522-7490.

Grand Opening Exhibition of Pacific Art League. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. For more information, email frontdesk@pacificartleague.org.

Movies in the Park: Frozen. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. San Bruno City Park, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno. Free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information call 616-7017.

Belmont Parks and Recreation presents Belmont Movies in the Park: The Sandlot. 7:30 p.m. The Belmont Library.

Dragon Theatre presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ 8 p.m. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind’ with ‘Moonlight and Magnolias,’ a look back at the golden age of Hollywood and the making of an iconic American film. Tickets are $30 for general admission seats. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://dragonproductions.net.

Pacifica Spindrift Players presents ‘Meet Me in St. Louis, the Musical’. 8 p.m. Pacifica Spindrift Players, 1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. The musical surrounds the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair. Runs through Sept. 7. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students and can be purchased at www.pacificaspindriftplayers.org or by calling 359-8002. For more information email Barbara Williams at dramamamaxlnt@comcast.net.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

Mock SAT Test. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. San Mateo High School, 506 N. Delaware St., San Mateo. Free, but suggested donation of $20 for the Dan Stone Scholarship at San Mateo High School. To register call 579-6180. For more information contact estone@campanile.us.

SPCA’s volunteer orientation. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. For more information call 340-7022 x 328.

E-waste drop-off and community shred event. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. City Hall parking lot, 610 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. For more information call 802-3500 or email info@rethinkwaste.org.

Free Seminar: Lawn Be Gone rebate program. 10 a.m. to noon. San Mateo Main Library Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Attend the seminar to learn about the Lawn Be Gone rebate’s program financial incentive for removing your lawn. Registration is required. For more information and to register, go to www.bawsca.org/classes or call 349-3000.

43rd Annual Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View. Includes crafts, food, home and garden exhibits, bungee jumping and more. Free. For more information call 698-8378 or go to www.miramarevents.com.

Water Efficient Gardening 101. 11 a.m. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. There will be a raffle for free planets and refreshments will be provided. For more information visit menlopark.org/library or call 330-2500.

South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation Chili Cook-off. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joseph Fernekes Building at Orange Park, 781 Tennis Dr., South San Francisco.

SAT Practice Test. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Test will be administered by Kaplan. Sign up is required. For more information e-mail Kim Day at day@plsinfo.org.

Sokol San Francisco’s 110th Anniversary. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Features national costume live exhibition, Czech and Slovak sing along, dancing, and performances by children of the Czech School of California. Tickets are $35 for Sokol members, $50 for non-members, and $15 for youth 15 and under. To RSVP and purchase tickets, go to www.sokolsf.org.

Photography and Art Exhibit of Gerard and Frankie Corbett. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masterpiece Gallery, 1335 El Camino Real, Millbrae. Father and daughter photography and art exhibit. Runs through Sept. 28, Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 636-4706.

The San Mateo Antique Show. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Features rare treasures, antiques, fine and decorative art and vintage collectibles. General admission $8, senior citizens $5.

Autumn Moon Mandarin Storytime. 11 a.m. Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Free. For more information e-mail John Piche at piche@plsinfo.org.

Autumn Moon Festival. Noon and 1:30 p.m. Ming’s, 1700 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Dim sum and lunch reservations are recommended. Free to view the lion dance performance. For more information call 856-7700.

Mid-Autumn ‘Moon Festival.’ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Enjoy Asian storytelling, music, dance and children’s activities. Free and open to the public. For more information call 697-7607.

Fatherhood Collaborative presents Dad & Me @ the Library. 2 p.m. Foster City Library, 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Spend quality time with children while learning about the value of reading. Features an interactive puppet show. For more information go to www.fatherhoodcollaborative.org.

Wild Things, Inc. 2 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn about wildlife. For more information contact 591-8286.

Corbett Photographic and Art Exhibit Reception. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 1335 El Camino Real, Milbrae. Free to the public. Runs through Sept. 28. For more information call 636-4706.

Gospel on the Coast III. 7:30 p.m. Community United Methodist Church, Half Moon Bay. For more information email admin@oigc.org.

Dragon Theatre presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ 8 p.m. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind’ with ‘Moonlight and Magnolias,’ a look back at the golden age of Hollywood and the making of an iconic American film. Tickets are $30 for general admission seats. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://dragonproductions.net.

Pacifica Spindrift Players presents ‘Meet Me in St. Louis, the Musical.’ 8 p.m. Pacifica Spindrift Players, 1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. The musical surrounds the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair. Runs through Sept. 7. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students and can be purchased at www.pacificaspindriftplayers.org or by calling 359-8002. For more information e-mail Barbara Williams at dramamamaxlnt@comcast.net.

Baroque Music Concert presented by The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association. 8 p.m. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Tickets are $22 general, $18 senior, and $10 student. To purchase tickets online go to www.paphil.org.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

43rd Annual Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View. Includes crafts, food, home and garden exhibits, bungee jumping and more. Free. For more information call 698-8378 or go to www.miramarevents.com.

The San Mateo Antique Show. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Features rare treasures, antiques, fine and decorative art and vintage collectibles. General admission $8, senior citizens $5.

Autumn Moon Festival. Noon and 1:30 p.m. Ming’s, 1700 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Dim sum and lunch reservations are recommended. Free to view the lion dance performance. For more information call 856-7700.

Hatch Chile Roasting Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Mollie Stone’s Burlingame, 1477 Chapin Ave., Burlingame. Free, on-site roasting with purchase of Hatch Chiles. For more information call 558-9992.

Mid-Autumn ‘Moon Festival.’ 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Foster City Library. Enjoy Asian storytelling, music, dance and children’s activities. Free and open to the public. For more information call 574-4842.

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.

Dragon Theatre presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ 2 p.m. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind’ with ‘Moonlight and Magnolias,’ a look back at the golden age of Hollywood and the making of an iconic American film. Tickets are $30 for general admission seats. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://dragonproductions.net.

Pacifica Spindrift Players presents ‘Meet Me in St. Louis, the Musical.’ 2 p.m. Pacifica Spindrift Players, 1050 Crespi Dr., Pacifica. The musical surrounds the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair. Runs through Sept. 7. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students and can be purchased at www.pacificaspindriftplayers.org or by calling 359-8002. For more information e-mail Barbara Williams at dramamamaxlnt@comcast.net.

Dad and Me at the Pool. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. La Petite Baleen, 60 Fifth Ave., Redwood City. Free. For more information call 802-5090.

Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ 6 p.m. John L. Carter Memorial Park, Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.hmbshakespeare.org.

MONDAY, SEPT. 8

Coffee With Kevin. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Il Piccolo Caffe, 1219 Broadway, Burlingame. Join Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, for a cup of coffee and share your thoughts on legislative issues important to you. Free. For more information call 349-2200.

Daytime Fiction Book Club. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Offered the first Monday of each month. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

HLAA Meeting. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Free and open to the public.

Duct Tape Workshop for Tweens featuring Sophie Maletsky, author of ‘Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects.’ 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Tweens will create two projects to take home. Registration is required and sign-ups will be recorded at the children’s reference desk or by calling 522-7838. For more information contact Alison Day at aday@cityofsanmateo.org or Addie Spanbock at aspanbock@cityofsanmateo.org or call 522-7813.

Jack Erickson Author Event. 7 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Jack Erickson, an Amazon No.1 best selling author will speak and sign his book, ‘13 Days in Milan.’ For more information e-mail John Piche at piche@plsinfo.org.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

Voices for Recovery Kickoff Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. 680 Warren St., Redwood City. Free and open to the public. For more information call Robyn Thaw at 573-3935.

The Philomena Walk of Hope. 8:45 a.m. 680 Warren St. to 400 County Center, Redwood City. Free and open to the public. For more information call Robyn Thaw at 573-3935.

Proclamation of Voices for Recovery. 9 a.m. Hall of Justice Board Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Free and open to the public. For more information call Robyn Thaw at 573-3935.

Voices for Recovery Resource Fair. 9 a.m. to Noon. 400 County Center, Redwood City. Free and open to the public. For more information call Robyn Thaw at 573-3935.

Kids Get Crafty Drop in Crafts. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Make fun, creative, and kid-friendly crafts in these after-school sessions. Open to ages 5 and up. For more information email Kim Day at day@plsinfo.org.

Caregiver and continuing education class. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Matched Caregivers, 1800 El Camino Real, Suite B, Menlo Park. This week’s topic is depression in the elderly. $5 per hour. For more information call 839-2273.

Lawyers in the Library. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Offered the second Tuesday of every month. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10

Community Health Screening. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Suite 10, Burlingame (across from Mills-Peninsula). Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call 696-3660. $25 for seniors 62 plus; $30 for those under 62.

San Mateo Professional Alliance Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon to 1p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E. Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admission, but lunch is $17. For more information call 430-6500 or see www.sanmateoprofessionalalliance.com.

Back to School Ice Cream Social. 2:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Middle school students come at 2:30 p.m. and high school students come at 3:30 p.m. Free. For more information email belmont@smcl.org.

Free Workshop for Family Caregivers. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. San Carlos Adult Day Services, 787 Walnut St., San Carlos. Christina Irving, LCSW of Family Caregiver Alliance, will present. Free. For more information call 800-445-8106.

Kids Get Crafty Drop in Crafts. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Make fun, creative, and kid-friendly crafts in these after-school sessions. Open to ages 5 and up. For more information email Kim Day at day@plsinfo.org.

Weekly ESL Conversation Club. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Free. Every Wednesday. For more information call 330-2525.

Lawyers in the Library. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. San Bruno Library, 701 W. Angus Ave., San Bruno. An attorney will come to the library for a 20 minute one-on-one session with people who have legal situations to discuss. This month’s focus will be immigration law. Free. For an appointment call 616-7078.

Movie and Discussion of ‘Gasland II.’ 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Presented by the Mills High Green Alliance, the city of Millbrae and FML look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Free. For more information call 697-7607

Annie Appleby leads an evening yoga class. 6:30 p.m. 1223 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Free. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 309-8808 or email burlingame@trinaturk.com.

Linda Gray Sexton. 7 p.m. Palo Alto Town & Country Village. The author will discuss her latest memoir. For more information call 321-0600.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

Red Cross Blood Donation. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Notre Dame High School, 1540 Ralston Ave., Belmont. For more information call 1-800-733-2767.

Start and Grow Smart- Starting a Business. 9 a.m. to Noon. Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City. Registration is $25 for unemployed and $60 for employed. For more information go to www.phase2careers.org.

San Carlos Library Quilting Club. 10 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

Non-Fiction Book Club. 11 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Lunch. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Portuguese Center, 724 Kelly St., Half Moon Bay. Club member Kendall Flint speaks on Connect the Coastside. $25 contribution at the door. For more information contact kflint@flintstrategies.com.

Senior Center Event - ‘12 Years a Slave.’ 1 p.m. City of San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information 522-7490.

Doctor Who Party. 4 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Celebrate the new season with crafts, games and food. Free. For more information email belmont@smcl.org.

Pet Loss Support Group. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. For more information call 340-7022 x 344.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 7:30 p.m. 1500 Easton Dr., Burlingame. For more information call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

Red Cross Blood Donation. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Imperva, 3400 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City. For more information call 1-800-733-2767.

Variety Show with Emcee Raoul Epling and Chicken Cordon Bleu Lunch. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Tickets available at the front desk. For more information call 616-7150.

Red Cross Blood Donation. Noon to 6 p.m. Alpine Hills Tennis 7 Swim, 4139 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. For more information call 1-800-733-2767.

Senior Center Event - Armchair Travel & Adventure. 1 p.m. City of San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more information 522-7490.

Kids Get Crafty Drop in Crafts. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Make fun, creative, and kid-friendly crafts in these after-school sessions. Open to ages 5 and up. For more information email Kim Day at day@plsinfo.org.

Able Forums presents ‘Does a Rising Tide Really Lift All Boats.” 6 p.m. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Discussion on financial inclusion in Silicon Valley. Panel features Jackie Speier, Stephen Levy, Taia Ergueta, and H. Spees. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit www.able.is/ableforums.

Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ 6 p.m. John L. Carter Memorial Park, Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.hmbshakespeare.org.

‘Contemporary Organic:’ A Group Exhibition. 6 p.m. The Studio Shop, 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Artist reception. Features works by Dominique Caron, Daniel Phill, and Mirang Wonne. Runs through Sept. 28. For more information call 344-1378 or go to www.thestudioshop.com.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 2. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. San Bruno City Park, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno. Free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information call 616-7017.

New Century Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto.

Redwood City Beatles Concert. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Concert benefits the Redwood Symphony’s Community and Cultural Outreach programs. For more information go to redwoodsymphony.org.

Groovy Judy Gets Funky. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Pioneer Saloon, 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside. Ages 21 and up. $5 at the door. For more information go to www.groovyjudy.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

Compost Workshop. Daly City Westlake Library, 275 Southgate Ave., Daly City. For more information go to www.recycleworks.org.

PSAT Practice Test. 10 a.m.Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Students will participate in a full-length, proctored practice session under timed, test-like conditions. Sign ups required. Free. For more information email belmont@smcl.org.

Kimochi, Inc.’s Fourth Annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. See great cars and enjoy a Kimochi teriburger. Free. For more information visit www.kimochi-inc.org or call (415) 931-2294.

Rare Books Roadshow- Book Appraisal. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Bruno Library, 701 Angus Ave. West, San Bruno. For $1 per book, a professional book appraiser will let you know how much your book is worth. For more information call 616-7078 or email sbpl@plsinfo.org.

Friends of the Millbrae Library Outdoor Bargain Book and Media Sales. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Lots of great bargains for adults and children. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., buy as many books as can fit in a bag for $5. For more information call 697-7607.

Walk with a Doc in Millbrae. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Millbrae Spur Trail, Millbrae Ave. near S. Magnolia Drive, Millbrae. Enjoy a stroll with physician volunteers who can answer your health-related questions along the way. Free. For more information contact smcma@smcma.org.

St. Peter Antique & Collectibles Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Peter Catholic Church, 700 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica. Admission and parking are free. Merchandise includes costume jewelry, kitchen collectibles, furniture and coins. For more information see www.stpeterantiqueshow.com.

St. Peter’s Church Celebrats 150th Anniversary. 11 a.m. St. Peter’s Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City. Open to the public. There will be a self-guided walk, refreshments, music, and installation of Reverend Susan D. Parsons at St. Peter’s first woman Rector. For more information e-mail Elizabeth Sharpe at ebsharpe@comcast.net.

Printmaking Maker Event. 11 a.m. Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Make your own prints using linoleum blocks featuring ancient Meso-American animal designs, ink, and rollers. For ages 7 and up. For more information e-mail Kim Day at day@plsinfo.org

Hatch Chile Roasting Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Mollie Stone’s San Bruno, 122 Bayhill Shopping Center, San Bruno. Free, on-site roasting with purchase of Hatch Chiles. For more information call 323-8361.

The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto’s Grand Opening Exhibition. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Free admission and refreshments. For more information contact Anna Speaker at gallerymanager@pacificartleague.org or call 321-3891.

Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ 6 p.m. John L. Carter Memorial Park, Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.hmbshakespeare.org.

DragonFest 14 Fundraiser. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. La Honda Winery, 2645 Fair Oaks Ave., Redwood City. 2015 season announcement. Features music by Black Olive Jazz, magician David Gerard, local restaurant food, and silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dragonproductions.net.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14

St. Peter Antique & Collectibles Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Peter Catholic Church, 700 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica. Admission and parking are free. Merchandise includes costume jewelry, kitchen collectibles, furniture and coins. For more information see www.stpeterantiqueshow.com.

Kidchella. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City. Free. For more information call 780-7311.

Hatch Chile Roasting Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Mollie Stone’s Palo Alto, 164 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Free, on-site roasting with purchase of Hatch Chiles. For more information call 323-8361.

‘The Boxtrolls’ movie event. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Includes character meet-and-greet and activities. Participants are encouraged to bring canned food to donate. Admission free. For more information contact Karen Quiter at karenquiter@att.net.

Yes, You Can Speak! 3 pm. to 5 p.m. 18 Arroyo View Circle, Belmont. Public speaking workshop for women. For more information call 415-819-6461.

Oktoberfest. 3:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Traditional Oktoberfest refreshments will be served while musician Franklin Davis and friends play music featuring the trumpet, flugelhorn and Alp horn. Free. For more information email belmont@smcl.org.

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. 4:30 p.m. Douglas Beach House, 307 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.bachddsoc.org. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information contact Linda Goetz at info@bachddsoc.org or by calling 726-2020.

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