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"NYC Marathon Here in Mtn View"
Long-time Mountain View resident and NYC Marathon runner Lynda Turkus was one of the 38,000 athletes on hand to witness Super Storm Sandy's terrible destruction earlier this month. When the race was cancelled Lynda made sure her original donations were delivered to Team for Kids. Then, on Nov 18 she brought the spirit of rebuilding through the streets of her St. Francis Acres neighborhood - and a little beyond. With the help of family and friends, Lynda ran a mapped 26.2-mile course - this time for "Race for Recovery", the marathoners' fund to help the victims of the hurricane. She finished big, just in front of her house, amidst cheering well-wishers in a time of 6 hours 22 min. For donation info go to http://www.crowdrise.com/nyrrsandyrelief Submitted by Carla Kenworthy on Nov 20, 2012

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How a pandemic passion project is helping a 'Neighborhood Pizza Guy' connect with his community
What started out as a pandemic passion project for Atherton resident Matt Burr has quickly grown into what could be something more. Monday, 11:09 AM

How to celebrate Earth Day on the Midpeninsula: Films, art projects and more
Many local organizations are offering some Earth Day-themed events, from panel discussions to participatory art. We've compiled a list of some Midpeninsula happenings lined up for this month. Thursday, 3:26 PM | 1 comments

TheatreWorks launching first online New Works Festival
The New Works Festival Online will stream April 23-May 15, offering two musicals, three plays, a kickoff celebration and some artist talks. Festival passes are offered on a "pay what you can" basis. Thursday, 10:05 AM

[email protected] concert celebrates the next generation of chamber musicians
The "Inspired by Menlo" concert, which takes place online April 18, highlights five artists who are all alumni of [email protected]'s Chamber Music Institute for young musicians. Friday, 1:18 PM

Paly takes on 'The Theory of Relativity'
For its spring production and first virtual musical, Palo Alto High School's theater program is presenting "The Theory of Relativity," by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. Wednesday, 1:10 PM

Trivia contest focuses on local history
Local history buffs are invited to test their skills in a online trivia competition on Saturday, April 17, hosted by the San Mateo County Historical Association. Thursday, 12:26 PM

Who is included in Filoli's story?
Filoli's "Stories of Resilience" is an exhibition acknowledging some who overcame injustices or were excluded by the historic estate. Wednesday, 12:04 PM

Qualia throws a virtual party to launch new in-person gallery shows
Qualia Contemporary Art is opening two solo exhibitions with an online party April 10 that offers virtual gallery walkthroughs, artists' talks and a Q&A session to allow the audience to interact with the artists. Thursday, 1:40 PM

Gamble Garden event highlights founder's favorite bloom: Irises
The iris flower is the focus of Gamble Garden's Second Saturday program on April 10, which includes a nature hunt, exhibits and -- for the first time in a year -- indoor tours of the historic Gamble home. Friday, 12:39 PM

EnActe Arts offers a 'Window on Women'
EnActe Arts' WEFT program offers women writers a space to hone their craft under the guidance of mentors. On April 10, at 5 p.m., the theater company will offer an online showcase of two pieces by WEFT fellow Reena Kapoor. Thursday, 1:41 PM

Local roots and global dreams: The Song Gardeners grow their sound
The Song Gardeners (Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn) have been hard at work writing, recording and releasing original songs with empowering messages, in a genre they call New Age pop. Tuesday, 11:58 AM

'Exquisite Reality' exhibition explores the political power of early photography
Due to its scientific origins, photography was once considered apolitical, but a new online exhibit at the Cantor looks at how early photographers made artistic decisions that reveal their interpretations of "reality." Friday, 9:50 AM

Some Stanford art venues announce upcoming reopening plans for spring
Shuttered for a year thanks to COVID-19, Stanford University's arts venues will gradually reopen for in-person visitors starting in April. Thursday, 2:29 PM

Mythology in metal, stories in stone (and on social media)
The artwork of Kelly Morgen is small in scale but rich in meaning. "Every piece has a story," Morgen said. "People seem to really resonate with my work on a deeper level." Thursday, 11:15 AM

Portola Art Gallery April exhibition welcomes spring
For "Welcome to Spring," Yvonne Newhouse's exhibition of watercolor paintings on view at Portola Art Gallery for the month of April, local artist Newhouse took inspiration from the spring blossoms and blooms on the Peninsula. Monday, 1:21 PM

Cinequest film festival offers screenings online
This year's edition of the Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival is, like many current events, being presented online. Wednesday, 10:47 AM | 3 comments

The Pear Theatre offers a rich feast of words from Dylan Thomas
The Pear Theatre has outdone itself with a production of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood," a play that resounds with the beauty of well-chosen words and goes deep with meaning for humanity. Thursday, 12:32 PM

Netflix documentary 'Operation Varsity Blues' delves into college admissions scandal
Netflix revisits the nationwide college admissions scheme in its new, utterly fascinating, and plenty juicy white-collar crime documentary/docudrama. Friday, 12:25 PM

'A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration' offers powerful juxtaposition in paint
Painter Corey McCall's new exhibition at the Art Kiosk in downtown Redwood City, "A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration" is a powerful juxtaposition of tragedy and hope, of loss and inspiration. Wednesday, 1:58 PM

'Hershey Felder, Puccini' premieres online
Writer, pianist and performer Hershey Felder is at it again, offering another world-premiere show about a musical icon via livestream, this time portraying the great opera composer Giocomo Puccini. Tuesday, 12:38 PM | 1 comments

Local man shares 'An African American Artist's Experience'

Workshop for students explores ins and outs of artist residencies

The future of the past: San Mateo County Historical Association plans new multilevel facility

A fake boyfriend may lead to real love in 'Beau Jest'

Virtual exhibition celebrates Mountain View's Rengstorff House

Creativity and joy: Palo Alto hopes to combat ongoing pandemic blahs with new art

TheatreWorks offers another virtual presentation of 'Pandora'

Stanford production melds Mozart with Mel Brooks

Silicon Valley Reads emphasizes connection with upcoming programming


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