TO RENAME OR NOT TO RENAME any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the topic distinguished historians and ethicists with expertise in Eugenics will discuss. The panelists will share their views on how to evaluate the legacy of those Palo Alto school namesakes that were also some of California’s leading Eugenicists. They will look at Eugenics in the context of its time, the lasting impact Eugenics has in the US, and what learning opportunities a school renaming would provide our public school district. The panelists are: Mary Rorty, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University Medical Center and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Milton Reynolds, Senior Program Manager of the ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ non-profit organization with focus on how historical events shape today’s society, and Tony Platt, Prof Emeritus of American History, Public Policy and Social Science; University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Cal State University Sacramento, San Jose State University. The townhall will be moderated by Ken Yale, and a representative from the Palo Alto Historical Society will share relevant events from Palo Alto’s and our schools’ history.
Make your voice heard for your child and school
November 8 is Election Day in California and across the nation
Laws enacted by local, state and national bodies are primary sources of public policy. Securing adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth is one of the purposes of PTA.
Silicon Valley Boychoir Auditions
Fridays in November by appointment, Palo Alto
Audition for the January 2017 semester and join 80 other boys across four levels. Auditions are held at the choir’s rehearsal location in Palo Alto (600 Homer Ave). Open to boys ages 7 and up. High school and middle school boys with experience may audition for upper levels. SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-singing, and provides flexible scheduling for busy families. In addition to their own winter and spring concerts, SVB performs for local events including performances at Stanford University, West Bay Opera, and singing the national anthem at sporting events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://svboychoir.org
Starting Strong with Kidpower Workshop for 3-5 year-olds with their adults
Sat Nov 5, 9-9:50am PACCC Kids Club El Carmelo
Through puppets and fun, interactive stories, learn how to introduce People Safety Skills and to continue to practice them in your daily life.
Classes fill up quickly, so let us know right away if you’re interested.
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) Opens its 51st Season!
Nov 5, 7:30pm Dreams and Prayers (Senior Orchestra)
Nov 6, 3pm (Sinfonia Orchestra)
Nov 13, 3pm (Debut Orchestra)
Dec 18, 3pm Holiday Extravaganza (Senior Orchestra)
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto.
Admission is FREE except for the Holiday Extravaganza (Adults $10, 18 & under FREE)
Award-winning youth orchestra PACO’s Senior Orchestra will open its season with music by Handel, Britten and more. There is something for everyone at PACO concerts from small ensemble pieces to orchestra music as these dedicated musicians present an extraordinary passion for music making! Mark your calendars for the Holiday Extravaganza with guest performers from the Pacific Ballet Academy and Cantabile Youth Singers. More info and compete line-up of concerts on the 2016-17 season brochure or visitwww.pacomusic.org.
Gunn Choir Fall Concert
Sunday, November 6, 7 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
Join the award-winning Gunn Choirs, under the direction of William Liberatore, for a festive evening of song featuring the Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers. The diverse repertoire includes selections from South Africa, France, Korea, China, Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as American folk songs and spirituals. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students in high school or younger) and are available from choir members or at the door.
City to host Veteran’s Day Recognition Event
Mon Nov 7, 3 – 6.30PM, El Palo Alto Room, Mitchell Park Community Center
In honor of all Armed Forces veterans and active duty service members, the City is hosting a Veterans Day Recognition Event on Nov. 7. There will be Veterans services and resource tables open from 3-4 p.m. with the recognition event beginning at 4 p.m. Lieutenant General Rex C. McMillian, Commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, will be in attendance to share his experiences serving the nation. The public is invited to come salute our military members and Veterans are encouraged to dress in uniform. For more information, please contact Janice Svendsen at email@example.com or 650-329-2105
Palo Alto Philharmonic Fall Chamber Concert
Sat, Nov 12, 8 PM, 1313 Newel Rd, Palo Alto
Huge Children’s Used Book Sale to benefit Palo Alto Libraries
Sat Nov. 12 & Sun Nov. 13, 10 am – 4 pm, Cubberley Community Center (FOPAL Children’s Sale Room)
More than 13,000 kids’ books, games, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs will be on sale at incredibly low prices at Friends of the Palo Alto Library’s monthly book sale- everything from board books and picture books to school age fiction and nonfiction titles to early teen fiction. All items are lightly used or new and are sorted by age level and subject matter. Many books in foreign languages. Over 50,000 books for adults in FOPAL’s Main and Bargain rooms. www.fopal.org
Dance Connection’s 18th Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Fri Dec 2, 7PM & Sat, Dec 3, 4PM, Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
Mark your calendars for Dance Connection’s 18th Annual Nutcracker Ballet! An entertaining, child-friendly, and professionally executed production the whole family will enjoy! Tickets go on sale through the Dance Connection website beginning October 24th. Reserved seating. More info at: www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com
Conference on Children’s Grief – Sponsored by Kara (Editors: Pl. note this item is corrected to reflect that it is sponsored only by Kara and not by Project Safety Net. Request that you please run this item again – thanks!)
Thu Nov 3, 9AM – 2PM, Webcast, 457 Kingsley Av. Palo Alto