FORTISSIMA – 68TH SEASON – THE PLANETS

Friday, May 19, 8-10pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo
Adult $45, Senior $40, Student $25, Child $10
Program:
Holst The Planets (featuring members of Masterworks Chorale)
Bottesini Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor (Featuring William Langlie-Miletich, double bass, winner of the Klein International String Competition)
Bloomer Deussen Transit of Venus
Under the direction of Mitchell Sardou Klein, Music Director/Conductor, Peninsula Symphony
Free pre-concert lecture at 7 PM.

MAKER FAIRE

May 19-21
San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

$20-75, All ages
This 12th annual event showcases creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food and arts and crafts. There will be performances, presentations from leaders in the Maker movement and hands-on activities to inspire you to become a maker!

HEALTH MATTERS COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday May 20, 9am-2pm
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford
Free; All Ages
Join world-renowned Stanford Medicine faculty, physicians, and healthcare experts as they share the latest medical knowledge that is changing lives for the better. Participants can expect health talks, an outdoor health pavilion, and a med school morning for teenagers – all for free. This year’s talks will address heart health, mindfulness, obesity and weight loss, reclaiming your sleep, vision science, and prescription drug addiction.

FIRE HYDRANT PAINTING & RESTORATION

May 20-21, 9am-12pm
Brisbane Community Park, Old County Road @ San Francisco, Brisbane

Free, All ages
You too can make history by participating in this great community event. All supplies will be provided to participating artists courtesy of the Brisbane Parks & Recreation department. Just show up, ready to paint, and wearing clothes you don’t mind getting messy…because it’s bound to happen! Please call 415-508-2140 for more information or to reserve a hydrant.

70TH ANNUAL LOS ALTOS KIWANIS PET PARADE

Saturday May 20, 10am
Main Street and State Street, Los Altos
Free; All Ages
Hundreds of kids and their pets – dogs, cats, birds, chickens, turtles and even worms – participate in this annual parade! There are also youth groups, marching bands and dignitaries in vintage cars.

KIDS LOVE TRUCKS!

Saturday May 20, 12-6pm
Downtown Redwood City, Hamilton Street, Redwood City
Free; All Ages
Kids Love Trucks! Where kids can explore fire trucks, police cars, and more! The exhibit will be a part of the City of Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary in downtown Redwood City.

I CAN READ! STORYTIME AT BOOKS INC. MOUNTAIN VIEW

Saturday May 20, 3-5pm
Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St. , Mountain View
Free; Ages 3+
Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the “I Can Read!” series published by HarperCollins with a special storytime at Books Inc. Mountain View. Join us for readings, themed activities, and photo ops with the Little Critter from Mercer Mayer’s classic picture books!

IMATTER 5K FUN/RUN

Sunday May 21, 8am-1:30pm
East Palo Alto Charter School, 1286 Runnymede St, East Palo Alto
$25 suggested donation (includes t-shirt); All Ages
In a continued effort to promote iMatter in our community, Lauren’s House is excited to announce a 5K Fun Run/Walk on the beautiful (and flat!) Ravenswood Open Space Preserve. This fun run will not be timed, and 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit Lauren’s House activities.

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