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March 3 – Hospice of the Valley Service League Card Party. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., La Rinconada Golf Club, Saratoga. 408.947.1233 or www.hospicevalley.org

March 3 through 14 – Cinequest, a 12-day festival of films, film artists and film technology. Full program information available online. 408.995.5033 or www.cinequest.org

March 3 through 28 - TheatreWorks presents Arthur Miller’s impassioned saga of wartime greed and personal responsibility, All My Sons. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.903.6000 or www.theatreworks.org

March 4 - SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Distribution Wizards, how to succeed in all distribution channels - OEM, retail, direct marketing, licensing and more. Dinner and panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

March 5 - An evening with the resident artists of Opera San Jose. No host cocktail hour and strolling musicians 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m., Opera benefit at 8:30 p.m. Raffle prizes. Italian American Heritage Cultural Center, 425 No. Fourth Street, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

March 5 through 8 - State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament. HP Pavilion at San Jose. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

March 5 through 14 – Children’s Musical Theater San Jose presents Mainstage performance of Little Shop of Horrors. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

March 6 – Community School of Music and Arts Gala Opening of the Center for Music and Arts Education. Art exhibit featuring Enrique Chagoya and special performance by David Benoit. 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. 650.961.0342 ext. 314 or www.arts4all.org

March 6 - The Junior League of Palo Alto.Mid Peninsula presents its 2004 Viva Las Vegas! Spring Gala; an evening of fine dining, dancing, casino entertainment as well as spectacular live and silent auctions. 7:00 p.m. to Midnight at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. 650.321.5026 or www.thejuniorleague.org/spring_gala

March 6 – Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Banker’s Bowl. Bank of America teams compete to raise money and company spirits. Afternoon at Moonlight Bowl, Santa Clara. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

March 6 – Oscar Night at the Capital Club. 408.971.9300 or www.sanjoseclub.com

March 6 – Dancing Through the Decades, San Jose Rotary Auction. Rotary Summit Center, San Jose. 408.297.6100 or www.sj-rotary.net

March 6 – Emergency Housing Consortium—Family Division presents Home on the Lane, a bowling event to help families obtain stable housing, strengthen family bonds and build community. 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.. 408.855.8506 or www.homelessness.org

March 6 - San Jose Museum of Art opens Domestic Odyssey, an exhibition that features work by national and international artists who use household items — appliances and furniture — as touchstones for their work. In this exhibition, everyday objects are transformed into seductive, whimsical, and thought-provoking meditations on cultural, social, and autobiographical issues. Through July 3. Opening Night Party on Saturday, March 6, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 408.291.5386.

March 6 – Gamelan Sekar Jaya, the Bay Area’s internationally renowned gamelan ensemble, begins its 25th anniversary season. 8:00 p.m., Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. 650.903.6000 or www.mvcpa.com

March 6 through 8 – The Lace Museum presents Wire Lace Workshop with renowned artist Lenka Suchanek. 552 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. 408.730.4695 or www.thelacemuseum.org

March 7 – Peninsula Volunteers 13th Annual Authors Salon, featuring authors Dr. Dean Edell, Ron Hansen, Khaled Hosseini and Ayelet Waldman. Luncheon and author’s remarks; proceeds benefit Rosener House Adult Day Services; Meals On Wheels; and Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center. Hyatt Rickey’s, Palo Alto. Reservations required. 650.326.0665 or www.peninsulavolunteers.org

March 7 – San Jose Wind Symphony presents Basically British concert. 3:00 p.m., Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 408.927.7597 or www.sjws.org

March 7 - The Peninsula Pops with Music Director Kim Venaas rolls out the red carpet with its Hooray For Hollywood show with the most memorable music from 70 years of Academy Award winning films. 7:30 p.m., Spangenberg Theater on the Gunn campus at 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650. 856.8432 or visit www.peninsulapops.org.

March 11 - Entrepreneurs Foundation Corporate Community Involvement Seminar: Building Stronger Companies and a Stronger Community. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Adobe Systems Incorporated. 408.616.4270 or www.efbayarea.org

March 11 - Special Olympics of Northern California 3rd Annual Breakfast With Champions. Exclusively for CEOs, corporate executives and business owners. Free motivational event providing opportunities to network and explore ways to meet bottom line objectives while creating powerful marketing strategies that will enable you to better interact with employees, partners, vendors, customers and the community. Guest Speaker is Ron WIlson, coach of the San Jose Sharks. Limited to 100 guests. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley/

March 11 – Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater San Jose presents Connections 2004 and the 21st Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony. This year’s theme is Tapestry of Life: Women Weaving the Fabric of Community Together. 6:00 p.m. at Fairmont San Jose. 408.358.3033 ext. 33 or email: [email protected]

March 11 – The Royal Tea Party, a Cinderella Project presented by Silicon Valley Charity Ball Foundation. St. John’s Couture Fashions will be presented so you can plan your Ball gown for the upcoming Cinderella Ball. Imperial Ballroom, San Jose Fairmont Hotel. 408.260.0594 or www.svcb.org

March 11 – San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art presents Fear Factor. How to access your creativity, tackle the blank canvas, glob of clay, chunk of stone, etc. 451 S. First Street, San Jose. 408.283.8155 or www.sjica.org

March 11 and 12 – Preview of Boxcar; opens March 13 and closes April 4. Performances will be held in English for half of the run and Spanish for the other half. Special discounts are available for groups, seniors and students. Call 408.272.9926 or visit www.teatrovision.org

March 12 and 13 – City of Sunnyvale Presents An Evening of Cultural Arts. Nikolai Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival. Enjoy Russian instrumental soloists and Russian dancers in an evening with Nikolai. Experience the essence of Russia and it's people through music, dance and song. The last time we had Nikolai Massendoff and his Russian Folk Festival both evenings were sold out to very enthusiastic audiences. 8:00 p.m. 408.730.6611 or www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/Recreation

March 13 – St. Justin School Monte Carlo: South of the Border. Silent and live auction, casino gaming, premium wine tasting. 408.248.1094.

March 13 – Celebration to open the new Santa Clara City Library. Central Park, Santa Clara. 408.615.2987 or www.library.ci.santa-clara.ca.us

March 13 – Special Olympics Basketball Competition, Santa Clara University. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

March 13 – 38th Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party. Annual black tie theatre party and dinner/dance to raise funds for the Golden Circle Endowed Scholarship Fund at Santa Clara University. St. Joseph’s Cathedral and San Jose Center for Performing Arts. 408.554.2787 or www.scu.edu/goldencircle

March 13 – Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Inc. Spring Bowlathon. Teams from multiple companies compete to raise money and company spirits. Afternoon at Fourth Street Bowl, San Jose. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org.

March 13 - 17th Annual Denim to Diamonds, dubbed the "best party on the Peninsula." Benefit for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. A Black-tie/Glitzy Western wear gala attended by Silicon Valley's Best and Brightest. Featuring: Silent & Live Auctions, Champagne Reception, Gourmet Dinner, Diamond Champagne, Casino, The Galleria, Wheel of Fortune! Bay Meadows Racecourse, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. 650.470.6000 or www.ronaldhouse-stanford.org

March 13 - Cupertino Antique and Collectibles Crossroads Show. Features appraisers from distinguished appraisal firms and local antique dealers. Collections from local community residents on display will feature Barbie dolls, Pez dispensers, miniature trains, rare books and more! For each ticket purchased, a visitor can have one object from his or her own collection appraised. Each additional appraisal is $5 (limit of 3 per visitor). Proceeds from this event benefit the education and collection programs of the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. 408.973.1495 or email [email protected]

March 13 – Baroque Choral Guild presents Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. 8:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto. 650.424.1410 or www.bcg.org

March 13 and 14 – El Camino Youth Symphony Annual Benefit Concerts with special guest artist Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist of the 10th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Redwood City and March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose Civic Auditorium. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

March 14 - San Jose Opera Guild presents Layna Chianakas, mezzo-soprano, speaking on the Art Songs from her newly released CD "I Recognized Your Face." Wine and cheese reception after the performance. Craig Bohmler will be on the piano and available to speak about the song cycle he composed for Layna. 2:00 p.m., Le Petite Trianon, 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose. 408.378.4823.

March 14 – Lecture by Peter Stansky, Stanford history professor, on Bloomsbury in Ceylon: Julia Margaret Cameron and Leonard Woolf. 3:00 p.m., Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Stanford University. 650.723.4177 or www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva/

March 14 - The California Youth Symphony (CYS), under the direction of Maestro Leo Eylar, will present two performances March 14 at the Flint Center in Cupertino and again on March 21 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Both performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Call 650.325.6666 or visit www.cys.org

March 19 – Italian American Heritage Foundation St Joseph's Table. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m. Italian American Heritage Cultural Center, 425 No. Fourth Street, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

March 19 and 20 – Peninsula Symphony Orchestra presents Around the World in 80 Minutes. Travel the world through the musical genius of seven great composers! Marimba soloist Evangelina Estrada guests. March 19, 8:00 p.m. at San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware; March 20, 8:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. 650.941.5291 or www.peninsulasymphony.org

March 20 - Humane Society Silicon Valley first annual Fur Ball. The event will feature appetizers, cocktails, dinner, big band music, a silent auction, and an award ceremony recognizing outstanding pets. All proceeds directly benefit the shelter. 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. For details, contact Joe Romagna, special events manager at 408.727.3383 ext 883.

March 21 – Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents Ursula Oppens. 7:00 p.m. at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. 408.246.4200 or //www.steinwaythebayarea.com

March 23 – Saratoga Foothill Club Public Lecture Series presents Dr. William Fredlund, professor of art, UC Santa Cruz, speaking on Florence. 10:00 a.m., Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place, Saratoga. 408.867.9100.

March 24 – World TB Day. 1.800.LUNG.USA

March 24 - Santa Clara University Catala Club presents Fashion Plates. Designer Tables, Silent Auction, Raffle, Luncheon and Fashion Show by Designer's Corner of San Jose. Doors open at 11 a.m. for table viewing and bidding; luncheon at 12:30 with Fashion Show to immediately follow. Market Square in Benson Memorial Center, located on the Santa Clara University Campus. Proceeds to benefit the Catala Club Endowed Scholarship Funds. 408.292.7556.

March 25 - Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose present its annual Legacy for Children Award to Bil Keane, the award-winning cartoonist. His internationally syndicated cartoon, Family Circus, appears in over 1,500 newspapers and is read by 100 million people every day. San Jose Fairmont Hotel. 408.298.5437 ext. 202 or email: [email protected]

March 26 – Bright Lights Benefit presents Una Notte Bella. This benefit raises money via silent and live auction of items generously donated to Hillbrook School. Funds raised from the event benefits Hillbrook’s financial aid program as well as its unique academic and arts programs. 5:00 p.m. to Midnight, Fairmont San Jose. 408.356.6116 or www.hillbrook.org

March 26 – Williams Elementary School PTA presents Rock the Boat: Adventure on the High Seas! Festivities will include a Captain's Dinner, Gaming on Deck, Treasure Auctions, Buccaneer Bingo, Prizes and more! Lou's Village, San Jose. Proceeds benefit the William's Elementary PTA. 408.535.6196 or www. Williamselementary.com

March 27 – El Camino Youth Symphony Sinfonietta Concerto Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

March 27 - The Concert Choir and the Consort Singers of Loyola Marymount University will present a concert under the direction of Dr. Mary Breden. They will be joined by the St. Victor School Senior Choir and Honor Choir. 8:00 p.m. at St. Victor Church, 3108 Sierra Rd., San Jose. 408.251.1740 or Http://sv.ca.campusgrid.net/home

March 27 – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Spring Pre-View and Fashion Show. 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Los Gatos Discovery Shop, 39 E. Main Street, Los Gatos. 408.354.5917.

March 28 – Assistance League® of Los Gatos-Saratoga 4th annual Antique Show ‘N Tell. Local antique dealers informally evaluate your treasures. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Saratoga Community Center. 408.867.3862

March 28 – San Jose Chamber Orchestra presents Spring Fling. Premiere of Little Pieces of My Heart; a conversation of four generations, by Mona Lyn Reese. Also, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, and a piece to be announced, with double bass soloist Richard Worn. 7:00 p.m., Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. 5th Street, San Jose. 408.295.4416 or www.sjco.org

March 30 – Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Inc. 18th Annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner, honoring local business icons: Craig Barrett, Irwin Federman, Bill Krause, Dan and Charmaine Warmenhoven and Colleen Wilcox. 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

March 31 – TheatreWorks presents the World Premier of Willa Cather’s My Antonia, adapted and directed by Scott Schwartz, with original music by Stephen Schwartz. Previews March 31, April 1 and 2. Runs through April 25. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. 650.903.6000 or www.theatreworks.org

Through April 25 – Palo Alto Art Center exhibition: Jim Campbell, Narrating Time. 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. 650.329.2366 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

Through June 20 – Picasso to Thiebaud: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collections of Stanford University Alumni and Friends. Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. 650.723.4177 or www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva/