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Winter Registration Welcome to Opens November 28 Caffe Riace!

Stanford Continuing Studies invites you to join our open learning community. Each year, more than 11,000 Bay Area residents take our courses in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional & Personal Development. We have no formal application process, and all adults are welcome to attend. We are here to help you nourish your mind in the company of Stanford instructors and your fellow students. Our evening classes, weekend workshops, and online courses are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Take courses for pleasure, personal enrichment, or professional development. Earn a grade or credit … or just come for the pleasure of learning. We welcome all adult members of the community — working, retired, or somewhere in between. All courses are taught by notable Stanford faculty, experienced professionals, and leaders in their fields. Winter registration opens November 28 and most classes begin the week of January 9. To view the entire course catalogue, please visit:

Stop by and experience a taste of Sicily, from the menu to the wine and charming atmosphere. Caffe Riace is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, business meetings, graduations and special events. Outdoor Dining: Come experience the ambiance of Sicily while you wine and dine in Caffe Riace’s gorgeous outdoor dining area. Indoor Dining: Caffe Riace offers plenty of indoor dining, so when the weather is not to your liking you can still enjoy our 5 star menu. Free Private Dining Rooms: If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience, Caffe Riace offers free private dining rooms that accommodate up to 20 guests. Perfect for family dining, business meetings or secluded romantic evenings. Caffe Riace 200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto 650-328-0407 www.cafferiace.com

continingstudies.stanford.edu. Stanford Continuing Studies 482 Galvez Mall, Stanford 650.725.2650

La Bodeguita del Medio La Bodeguita del Medio opened in 1997, bringing the fresh, delicious flavors of Cuban and Caribbean cuisine to Palo Alto. Since then, the restaurant has become a local favorite for its friendly, inviting atmosphere and its lunch and dinner menus that feature tasty appetizers, flavorful Cuban-inspired entrées and spectacular desserts. In addition to popular items like empanadas, Graycliff chowder, pork masitas and ropa vieja, La Bodeguita creates specials featuring fresh seafood and modern interpretations of classic Cuban and Caribbean dishes. La Bodeguita’s wine list offers selections from California, Spain and around the world. The full bar features classic Cuban cocktails as well as an extensive variety of sipping rums that pair beautifully with dessert or can be enjoyed in the comfort of the restaurant’s divan. La Bodeguita is a great place to meet friends and family for lunch, dinner or a mojito. We hope to see you during the holidays! La Bodeguita del Medio 463 California Ave., Palo Alto. 650.326.7762 34 Holiday Guide 2011

PlanToys Celebrating 30 years of making a difference in the lives of children around the world. For three decades, PlanToys has been committed to using eco-friendly materials to create toys that support each step of a child’s development. All of our products are manufactured with organic, kiln-dried, reclaimed rubber wood, water-based dyes and non-formaldehyde glue in a factory that is powered by biomass and solar energy. Our packaging is recycled and recyclable and printed with soy ink. It is PlanToys’ firm belief that our responsibly manufactured wooden toys will lead to a better future for everyone. PlanToys can also be purchased at these retailers: Adventure Toys and Teacher Supplies, Los Altos Automobuild, Los Gatos Los Gatos Baby, Los Gatos The Wooden Horse, Los Gatos Cheeky Monkey Toys, Menlo Park Ambassador Toys, Palo Alto Live Greene, Palo Alto University Art Center, Palo Alto The Reading Bug, San Carlos Treehouse in the Glen, Willow Glen Whole Foods – Select Locations Thank you for shopping local!

2011 Holiday Gift Guide  

The Almanac's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide special publication.