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eer, burgers and bratwurst. That’s the amiable component of Bierhaus, the former Steak Out restaurant on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. Bierhaus boasts 40 bottled beers plus 18 more on tap. That’s a lot of suds. Beer attracts men; beer plus good food, plus an agreeable outdoor patio that seats about 250, attracts females as well. During

my visits, the ratio was about 60 to 40, men to women, not a bad ratio for any eat/drink place. Rechristened in late November, Bierhaus joined the growing list of craft beer-centric eateries downtown — Tied House, Steins and Buffalo, but only Steins and Bierhaus have beer gardens. The term “beer garden” comes from the German biergarten first popularized in Bavaria. In

the United States, beer gardens were a product of the Gilded Age with opulent styles. According to historian Maureen Ogle, Schlitz Garden, built in 1879 by the Schlitz brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featured a concert hall, dance pavilion, bowling alley and three-story pagoda that provided spectacuContinued on next page

Left: Crispy pork belly with Brussels sprouts at Bierhaus in Mountain View. Above: The Bierhaus burger with fries and salad.

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Above: Kloster Andechs hefeweizen is one of 18 beers on tap at Bierhaus. Right: Spatzle with pulled ham, braised greens, mushrooms and Swiss cheese.

lar views of the city. Concepts cycle through cultures at intervals. Beer gardens were popular in the early 20th century, went extinct with Prohibition, were rejuvenated in the 1950s, and now, here they are again. In this cycle, the food is as important as the drink. Topnotch chefs have helped beer

gardens gain traction as destination eateries. At Bierhaus, owner Mike Finley brought in Aubree Arndt as executive chef. Arndt, a Scottsdale Culinary Institute grad, apprenticed in Colorado before cooking stints at several highly regarded Bay Area restaurants. Bierhaus offers semi-fast food. Order at the indoor window and the food comes in about five minutes or so, just enough time

to quaff some suds. Service staff takes over after that and supplies condiments, utensils and whatever else is needed. Food arrives on china; utensils are stainless steel. It’s no picnic. The burgers can compete with the best in the area. Beef is sourced from the sustainable Marin Sun Farms, 100 percent grass-fed and pasture raised. The beef is ground in-house daily. The fat Bierhaus burger

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8FFLFOE ($12.50) came with white cheddar cheese, bacon, Russian dressing, caramelized onions, housemade pickles and whole-grain mustard. The moist beef had loads of flavor. It was perfect housed in a soft bun, baked to spec by Palo Alto Bakery. The amped up spicy burger, ($11.50) with pepper jack cheese, poblano chilies, chipotle aioli, house-made pickles and wholegrain mustard, rivaled the Bierhaus burger in quality and size. The meat was neither greasy nor chewy, nor did it have that grassy flavor that often accompanies pasture-grazed beef. Yet it was flavorsome and juicy. No complaints about the mustard chicken sandwich ($12.50) with white cheddar, red onion, bacon, and avocado, on an Acme Bakery ciabatta roll. Ciabatta can be tough to chew if not fresh, but this was fresh. The sandwich oozed cheese, the flavors and texture were luscious. Add $3 for russet potato fries and a small green salad, or $3.50 for the sweet potato garlic fries and salad (the better bet, flavorwise.). Bierhaus also offers groundlamb burgers (also from Marin Sun Farms), turkey burgers and veggie burgers. Building your own burger is another option

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The house-made bratwurst ($8.95) with braised red cabbage, German potato salad and wholegrain mustard was plump and meaty. Bratwurst does not have bold flavors and is more about what goes on the sausage than the sausage itself. Beermeister and partner Scott Snyder assembled the beverage

menu of beers, from lagers, ales, stouts, porters, ciders and meads to non-alcoholic options. There is even a gluten-free beer from Belgium. For those not quite with the beer program, there are basic red and white wine choices. I confess to not being much of a beer drinker but with a great burger, a half-liter of Danish Red

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Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in “Blended.”

Blended -1/2 (Century 16) Sometimes Adam Sandler works for others (notably Paul Thomas Anderson and Judd Apatow) and makes an interesting and sophisticated film. Mostly, though, he churns out branded “Adam Sandler comedies,” in which he doubles as both producer and star. “Blended” is one of the latter — proudly and pointedly credited as “A Frank Coraci Movie” (not a “film,” nerds!). As per the Sandler-Coraci formula, then, “Blended” is shamelessly, relentlessly crass and/or manipulative, wholly commercial and utterly conventional. But established formula endures because it works, not so much on an artistic level, but certainly with audiences who don’t mind a cinematic Happy Meal. Sandler plays Jim, a widower and clueless single father to three daughters, whom he has languishing in dowdy “pageboy Prince Valiant” haircuts and unflattering polo shirts and sweatpants. As a teenager, Hilary (Bella Thorne) suffers these indignities the worst, with Dad calling her “Lary” and teen boys constantly mistaking her for a bro. Meanwhile, tween 24

Espn (Emma Fuhrmann) — yep, named after the cable sports outlet — communes constantly with “Invisible Mommy” (oh dear), and Lou (Alyvia Alyn Lind) earns her keep as a cornucopia of cuteness and emotional truth-telling. The film opens with Jim boorishly botching a date with divorcÈe Lauren (Drew Barrymore, in her third pairing with Sandler). She’s got two hellion sons who are rebelling against their neglectful father (Joel McHale) and mom’s tight reign: as a professional closet organizer, she’s anal retentive for a living. Why, those boys need a father! Those girls need a mother! Those singles need each other! And so these two wacky families find themselves on a collision course to becoming “Blended” when they accidentally wind up sharing a South African vacation package and bond over safaris and touristy tribal dancing. Surprisingly, “Blended” is not one of Sandler’s most racially offensive movies. Yes, it uncritically accepts the cartoon touristtrap resort version of Africa, but there are such resorts, and folks enjoy their theme-park attractions just like the ugly Americans in this movie do (Kevin Nealon

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and Jessica Lowe play two of the ugliest, the embarrassing parents of Hilary’s teen love interest). Are there clownish African stereotypes in this movie? Yes (Terry Crews enthusiastically plays one of them), but when every supporting character is a cartoonish stereotype, this can only be called equal opportunity. As always, Barrymore proves extremely appealing — she’s far better than her material here — and Sandler can do his laconic comedy and mawkish melodrama in his sleep at this point. Though the whimsy is forced, small children will certainly appreciate the broad humor (and Barrymore’s mercenary but sweet rendition of “Over the Rainbow”). “Blended” could be so named because it purees your brain for two hours. Then again, maybe its sunny-mawkish family fantasy is what you and your kids need after a long week. Sure, you could do better with your hard-earned cash. But you’ll receive no judgment here. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language. One hour, 57 minutes. — Peter Canavese See page 26

The Lunchbox (PG) ((( Century 16: 9:20 a.m., 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45 & 10:20 p.m. Million Dollar Arm (PG) ((( Century 16: 10:10 a.m., 1:05, 4:10, 7:10 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 1:45, 3:30, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:35 p.m. Neighbors (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 10 a.m., 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5:15, 8 & 10:30 p.m. The Other Woman (PG-13) (1/2 Century 16: 7:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m., 1:50, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto (Not Rated) Guild Theatre: Fri: 4:45, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Sat-Sun: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Rio 2 (G) (( Century 16: 9:10, 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5 & 7:35 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:30 & 7:25 p.m. Top Hat (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 5:40 & 9:35 p.m. X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:40 a.m., 1:10, 2, 5:20, 7:50, 8:40, 11:10 & midnight. In 3D 9, 9:50, 11:30 a.m., 12:20, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 6:10, 7, 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m., 12:45, 2, 3:50, 5:05, 6:55, 8:15 & 10:10 p.m. In 3D at 11:30 a.m., 12:05, 2:35, 3:10, 5:40, 6:15, 8:50 & 9:25 p.m. In XD at 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 4:20, 7:30 & 10:40 p.m. AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) STANFORD THEATRE: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, visit -Skip it --Some redeeming qualities ---A good bet ----Outstanding

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In one way or another, Godzilla, the city-leveling lizard, has always represented humanity’s arrogance. This is certainly the case in the latest installment of the storied Kaiju, directed by Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”). “Godzilla” begins in 1999 with Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins), two scientists who devotedly study Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms (MUTOs) for a secretive global organization. Then enters Joe Brody (Brian Cranston), who lives with his family in Japan and works as a scientist at a local power plant. On that day, massive tremors cause a meltdown, Brody’s wife Sandra is killed, and their son’s life is altered forever. Flashing forward, an all-grown-up Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), his wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and their son Sam (Carson Bolde) live together in San Francisco. Back from a tour of duty, Ford is preparing to spend quality time with his family when a phone call from Japan interrupts. His father has been arrested in the containment zone, and he decides to go bring dad home. Ford is quickly thrust into an adventure that brings him face-to-face with a pair of nuclear-warhead-scarfing, insect-like MUTOs, as well as the film’s titular monster, who (spoiler alert) turns out to be the good guy. There are plenty of eye-popping special effects and edge-of-your-seat sequences, Edwards tastefully applies 3D, and the “science” explaining the monsters even feels plausible at times. Cranston is stellar, and the emotion and terror Olsen conjures is palpable. But perhaps the most pleasantly surprising emotion comes courtesy of the film’s CGI team, who contort the face of Godzilla into expressions of rage, pain and empathy. In one scene, Ford looks the monster in the eyes and finds a sentient being looking back. Through the monster’s languishing we realize that if it weren’t for the nuclear testing and the Cold War’s arms race — if humanity could have just been peaceful — likely none of this would have happened. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. Two hours, 3 minutes. —N.V.


Whether playing an ad executive on “Mad Men” or a struggling sports agent in this Disney film, Jon Hamm doesn’t need any help with pitching; he throws marketable, high-concept ideas right into the strike zone. Director Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”) knows talent when he sees it, delivering close-up after close-up of the actor. But this baseball movie is about as predictable as a box of Cracker Jacks. An underdog and fish-out-of-water tale, Thomas McCarthy’s screenplay revolves around J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) convincing an Asian investor (Tzi Ma) to mount a contest throughout India in search of cricket players with accurate fastballs — million dollar arms. Bernstein also persuades USC’s coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) to develop the finalists into Major League Baseball pitchers. The stakes are high for Bernstein and his partner Ash (Aasif Mandvi), who need one big client to stay in business. Situational humor abounds as Bernstein, accompanied by a gruff scout (Alan Arkin), travel to India. The two men wear poker faces and don’t react to cultural differences. Instead the spectator is expected to laugh at everything from inadequate Mumbai office space to villagers bringing cows into their homes and endless

contestants throwing baseballs too slowly or completely out of control. The pair of finalists, Rinku (Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi”) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal, “Slumdog Millionaire”), move into Bernstein’s bachelor pad, train for tryouts, suffer from culture clash and run into a tame worst-case scenario: If no major league team signs them, they get to return home to their loving families. The Disney production isn’t really a sports movie at all. The real story is about Bernstein transforming from a slick businessman into a human being, as the art of the deal gives way to matters of the heart. Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content. In English and some Hindi with English subtitles. Two hours, 4 minutes. — S.T.


Even more so than its recent forebears, the new comedy film “Neighbors” is all about the riff. With Seth Rogen taking center stage, that’s not such a bad thing: a steady flow of one-liners improves the odds for laughs. The latest film from Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) explores variations on the theme of bad fences making bad neighbors, as the fraternity Delta Psi Beta moves in next door to a couple — Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) and husband Mac (Rogen) — whose early parenthood already has them emotionally vulnerable. Attempting to befriend and, failing that, master their neighbors, Kelly and Mac set about proving they can keep up with the Joneses, despite having a baby daughter. Representing for the frat house are its president, dumb party animal Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), and vice president, the studious Pete (Dave Franco). The Radners quickly become Delta Psi Beta’s natural enemies. Accountant Mac and stay-at-home mom Kelly need their sleep, as does their growing child, but the frat, with “I’ve gotta be me” attitude and bass-heavy music, can’t not party all the time. Rogen essentially plays himself (which he’s proven good at), while Byrne comically unleashes femme fatality as but one weapon in her Machiavellian arsenal. The best, and funniest, part of “Neighbors” is its refusal to shunt Kelly to the sideline, and there’s a hilarious, postmodern argument between the marrieds about their correspondence to film and TV stereotypes. The screenplay is smart enough to humanize Teddy a little and to own up to the Radners’ transgressive selfishness. Nimble performances by the likeable top-billed foursome go a long way to making the anemic story feel satisfying. It’s all very larky and goofy, and if you can meet “Neighbors” in that place, you can get a nice buzz off of it. Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout. One hour, 36 minutes. — P.C.

romantic drama, in which money is an issue but race even more so. Dido has two options: one perfectly adequate (James Norton), if more interested in her exoticism and dowry than her soul, and a dashing downlow suitor that oozes passion for her and social justice, aspiring lawyer John Davinier (Sam Reid). Unfortunately, his abolitionist advocacy sets him at odds with Lord Mansfield, who, as Lord Chief Justice, is considering a slave trade case with the potential to disrupt “the finances that hold up England.” Director Amma Asante wrangles crisp period imagery, and in broad strokes, “Belle” captures the intrigue of the real Dido. Raw makes Dido charismatic without being unduly confident or modern, and Wilkinson’s subtleties go a long way to selling a script that favors blunt statement over subtext. Older viewers may be unconvinced by the narrative formulas, but with its PG rating, “Belle” makes a fine opening to engage kids in some race-based social and legal history. Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images. One hour, 44 minutes. — P.C.

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When films “based on a true story” make actual history enticing, they do a kind of service, especially to young audiences, and perhaps that’s the best that can be said for the simplifications of “Belle.” “Belle” opens in 1769, as Captain John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) of the Royal Navy locates his biracial illegitimate daughter “Belle” and rescues her from slavery. Lindsay installs the girl with his great-uncle William Murray, First Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife Lady Mansfield (Emily Watson). Though scandalized, they take in the girl — full name Dido Elizabeth Belle — and before long, she’s part of the family, albeit a part not allowed to take dinner with them. Once full grown, Dido (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) begs the question of a husband, an awkward situation for a “mulatto” girl raised by highsociety whites. Matters are less complicated for Dido’s cousin — and bosom companion since childhood — Elizabeth Murray (Sarah Gadon). Screenwriter Misan Sagay takes creative license to create an Austen-esque May 23, 2014 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■




Michael Fassbender as a young Magneto in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Continued from page 24

X-Men: Days of Future Past ---1/2 (Century 16, Century 20) With the recent glut of superhero mov-

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a matter of time before audiences get pooped out watching them. But the best superhero movies in some way work against the grain, like Christopher Nolan’s Batman

movies (Gothic films grounded in an urban crime aesthetic and global socio-politics) or Bryan Singer’s X-Men films, which draw on a constellation of interesting characters and play on a scale epic not only for action but in cultural, political and historical implications. You just aren’t getting any of that in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” or “Man of Steel.” And so we come to “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which restores Singer to the director’s chair of the franchise he launched with 2000’s “X-Men.” The new film serves as sequel to Brett Ratner’s much-maligned “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006) and Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 franchise reboot “X-Men: First Class,” for which Singer co-wrote the story and produced. A loose adaptation of the beloved twopart comic book story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, “Days of Future Past” wields time travel as the last hope for

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mutants, in 2023, facing a holocaust from the high-powered robotic Sentinels. A small band of survivors — including Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), and Storm (Halle Berry) — resolve to use the powers of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send the consciousness of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back into his 1973 body. Then, Wolverine will seek out the younger Charles “Professor X” Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and enlist their help to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating the creator of the Sentinels, Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and inadvertently ensuring his work gets fast-tracked. Simple, right? It’s okay — take a deep breath. Though it doesn’t hurt to have seen the previous “X-Men” films, one of the miraculous strengths of the new film is its coherence once it gets rolling (partly owed to editor John Ottman). Another miraculous strength owes to that outstanding cast, further supplemented by Evan Peters (who owns a section of the film as super-speedster Quicksilver) and Nicholas Hoult (whose Beast gets ample screen time). With its high-stakes story and large cast of characters, the film keeps up its momentum with ease, and when it’s not hurtling through action, it’s never less than breezy, plenty of humor balancing the darkness. On a character level, the story amounts to a battle for the souls of McAvoy’s Xavier, Fassbender’s Magneto, and the mutant in the middle, Lawrence’s Mystique. Simon Kinberg’s script is at its most interesting when playing these beats, especially given that the infamously impatient Wolverine can’t just slash his way to victory; rather, he has to learn to massage others’ troubles and finesse convincing words. Harkening back to his earlier “X-Men” films, Singer makes passing allusions to the Holocaust and gay pride, and gets his Oliver Stone on by adding plot points (and stylistic flourishes) involving the Kennedy assassination, Nixon and the Vietnam War. But what makes “X-Men: Days of Future Past” more than just a thrilling science-fiction action flick is the past-present poignancy allowed by time travel and astral projection, indulging everyone’s fantasy of telling a younger self what he or she needs to hear. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language. Two hours, 11 minutes. — Peter Canavese



‘From Burma to Myanmar’ Foothill College will host a photography exhibit entitled “From Burma to Myanmar: Portrait of a country in transition” with the work of many photographers. May 15-June 21, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation Gallery, Foothill College, Building 4000, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7082. FromBurmaToMyanmar. ‘Hello Summer’ show The artists of Viewpoints Gallery celebrate summer with an allgallery group show. The 15 local artists give their individual interpretations of summer in oil, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, pottery and jewelry. Gallery closes at 3 p.m. on Sundays. April 29-May 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. ‘Journey’ The exhibit ‘Journey’ will serve as a photographic voyage that focuses on paths, routes, passages and experiences. It will feature works by Cupertino artist, Christine Arthur. April 29-May 31, gallery hours. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Freestyle Academy exhibition Students from Freestyle Academy in Mountain View will exhibit their Senior Narrative/Explorations and Junior Documentary/Experimental productions, which take the form of films, books, animation, websites, photography and illustrations. Some pieces will be shown at the Mountain View High School Theater. May 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Freestyle Academy, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View. MVHS Student Art Show The annual Student Art Show at the Mountain View High School library will showcase hundreds of student drawings, paintings, photographs and ceramic projects. Visitors need to check in at the front office. Monday-Friday, May 12-23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Mountain View High School Library, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Hands-on Farming Instruction’ This Common Ground class will be taught by Pam Scott at herLos Altos Hills farm. Several years ago she set out to grow half the food she and her husband eat, and now she is far past her goal. The class is recommended for gardeners of all levels. June 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $39. Directions will be given after registration,, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-4936072. ‘Making the Most of Your Irrigation System’ Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will talk about using irrigation systems effectively, providing simple tips and information about component upgrades that help to reduce water usage. She will also discuss mulching and composting, which also help to save water. May 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 408-282-3105. Adult school summer classes registration Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School summer classes will begin on Friday, May 16. The session will run from June 16 to August 1. May 16-June 16, Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-940-1333. www. Adult Studio Production Through this class, students can get hands-on, practical experience safely operating cameras and teleprompters and using audio, switchers and character graphics. Wednesdays, June 4-25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $99. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View. Call 650-9681540. TV Studio Production Workshop This class will acquaint students with the crew positions involved in making a TV show. Students will produce a half-hour show by the end of the class. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, May 30-June 13, $150. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-4948686 ext. 10.

Writing workshop with Charlotte Cook Publishing expert Charlotte Cook will present a workshop entitled “8 Ways to Make All That Craft Work for You.” She will cover writing essentials including story arc, plotting, dialogue, character development, scene focus and more. The event is sponsored by nonprofit South Bay Writers. Please register and pay at the website. May 31, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Price varies. Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. wordpress/charlotte-cook-workshop/




linkAges TimeBank orientation linkAges will give an orientation on TimeBanking, a system of currency in which individuals earn one credit for each hour of help they give. It is designed to help individuals learn a new skill, help a neighbor or person in need, and connect with others. May 27, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-934-3556. Sew Sew Saturday Mountain View Public Library has four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger. The library invites all to come sew on Saturday mornings. Registration is required to use machines; hand sewers are welcome to drop-in. March through May, 10:15 a.m.noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020. asp?df=list&nd=90&kw=sew

Guitarist Dorian Michael Dorian Michael will play fingerstyle instrumental pieces, blues and American roots music on the guitar, including a number of original tunes. June 1, 1-4 p.m. Free. Dana Street Coffee Roasting Co., 744 W. Dana St., Mountain View. West Bay Opera: ‘The Magic Flute’ Mozart’s “Die Zauberfloete” (“The Magic Flute”) is part morality play, part rite of passage and part comedy. Fully staged, performances will include an orchestra, chorus, forest animals and English titles. May 23, 25, 31 and June 1, Sunday at 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-9999.

DANCE Foothill College ‘Happy’ dance concert The Foothill College Repertory Dance Company will present “Happy,” its spring dance concert directed by choreographer Bubba Gong. The concert is a tribute to Susan Cashion, a former Stanford University dance director. May 30 and 31, 7-9:30 p.m. $15-$25. Foothill College, Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7354. dance/shows.php

EXHIBITS ‘American Photographs: A Cultural History’ Professor Alexander Nemerov designed this exhibition to illuminate his course on American photographs. The 14 works on display range from a Civil War-era photograph by Timothy O’Sullivan to street photography by Robert Frank, work by Diane Arbus from the 1960s and work by Helen Levitt from the 1970s. March 12-July 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. ‘Stonewalled in Jerusalem’ Santa Cruz mixed media artist Sara Friedlander will have on display her visually arresting and socially focused artwork, which contemplates the Israeli/Palestinian impasse. Using original and archival images, she explores both sides and welcomes viewers’ ideas about moving forward. May 16-August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 831-427-2650. www.

FAMILY AND KIDS ‘Respectful Discipline’ class Early childhood educator Sylvia Ford will lead a class for parents of children at birth to 8 years old on how to set limits calmly, clearly and confidently. May 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-9036897.

HEALTH Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing classes These fitness classes include core work, strength training and aerobic routines. Jacki’s also offers complimentary child care; bring children and get the first month of classes for free. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, until June, 9-10 a.m. $4 per class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-941-1002. www.

NHIGHLIGHT ‘THE ASSEMBLY-WOMEN’ Foothill College Theatre Arts Department will put on a performance of Aristophanes’ ancient and ribald satire, “The Assembly-Women.” Thursday-Sunday, May 23-June 8, 8 p.m. $18 general; $14 student/senior/Foothill-De Anza employee; $10 student with ID. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7360.

Friday Farmers’ Market Beginning this May, the Oshman Family JCC will hold a weekly Friday Farmers’ Market that will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, performances, Shabbat surprises, food trucks and more. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www.

ON STAGE ‘Company’ The Los Altos Stage Company will perform the Steven Sondheim musical “Company.” The story follows Bobby as he experiences difficulty committing to a long-term relationship. May 29-June 28, 8 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-9410551. ‘Marry Me a Little’ musical TheatreWorks will present a production of “Marry Me a Little,” a tale of love and possibility by the modern musical master Stephen Sondheim. Tuesday-Sunday, June 4-29, 8-11 p.m. $19-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960. Pear Slices 2014 For the 11th year of Pear Slices, nine original short plays written by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild — capturing intrigue, comedy, drama and farce — will be performed. May 2-25, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. 8-10 p.m. $10-$35. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148.

Smuin Ballet: ‘XXcentric’ Spring Dance Series Smuin Ballet closes its 20th anniversary season with numerous performances in Mountain View. Check website for specific time and dates, May 21-25, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. $52-$68. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 415-556-5000.



‘Believe’ Weekend CityLight Church invites the public to attend its “Believe” weekend of worship experiences and a family picnic. May 30-April 1, check website for times. Free. CityLight Church, 1425 Springer Road, Mountain View. www. Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers will lead an Insight Meditation sitting each week, followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, April 1-May 27, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-857-0904. SVSMC open house The Sunday open house program for the Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center offers a friendly introduction to meditation, Shambhala Buddhist teachings and the community at the center. Every Sunday, through May, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.

Mountain View High School 20th Reunion The Mountain View High School Class of ‘94 will celebrate its 20th reunion. Please visit website to register and purchase tickets. Tickets will only be sold in advance. May 31, 7-11 p.m. $85. Michaels at Shorline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. PLAYFWD run and walk event PLAYFWD is a community 3 to 5 km walk and run that supports education and connects children internationally. The program aims to help provide education and sports opportunities to all children, as well as teach empathy and social responsibility. May 31, 8 a.m.-noon. $50/person; $120/four family members. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-575-8305. www.

SENIORS Stand Strong fall prevention program In celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, Kisco Senior Living’s Bridgepoint at Los Altos will hold a seminar on stroke awareness (at 10:30 p.m.) and a physical therapy session (2 p.m.), part of the Stand Strong program, designed to help seniors take back their mobility. May 28, 10:30 a.m. Free. Bridgepoint at Los Altos, 1174 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos.

SPORTS Cheer Dynasty Elite Tryouts Tryouts for Cheer Dynasty Elite are approaching. Cheerleaders of all levels are welcome, and everyone makes a team. Tryouts for children ages 5-12 will be from 8-10 a.m., and ages 12-18 will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $25 tryout fee and forms required (includes CDE merchandise). Twisters Sports, 2639 Terminal Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408-560-6212.

LECTURES & TALKS ‘Graywater Seminar’ Organized by GreenTown Los Altos, this seminar will discuss laundryto-landscape graywater systems that help to save

water and money in irrigating yards. It will also provide information about plants and irrigation equipment that work well with these systems, as well as available rebates. June 4, 7-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. ‘Past, Present & Future Dynamics of Alpine Plants under Climate Change in California & Nevada’ Adelia Barber, director of GLORIA California, will give a talk exploring California’s alpine ecosystem and a unique monitoring system at the forefront of climate change research on high alpine plants. May 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Author Jaya Padmanabhan Jaya Padmanabhan will share her debut collection of short stories, “Transactions of Belonging.” Previously she has published articles and short stories in publications such as New America Media and Talking Cranes, and also serves as the managing editor of the magazine India Currents. June 4, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. event/2014/06/20/month/all/all/1 Slingshot Power clean energy seminar Ravi Chiruvolu, CEO of Slingshot Power, will give an informational presentation at the company’s headquarters about solar energy and the opportunities it offers for homeowners and businesses. RSVP for refreshments and seating. May 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Slingshot Power, 164 Main St., Los Altos. Call 800-887-9414.

May 23, 2014 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■


The Community Health Awareness Council exists to provide alternatives to selfdestructive behavior, and to help create healthy lives for the children and families of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the surrounding communities.


STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY CHAC believes in the value of each individual, the importance of the family and the necessity of community.

MISSION STATEMENT The Community Health Awareness Council exists to provide alternatives to self–destructive behavior, and to help create healthy lives for the children and families of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding communities.



CORE VALUES sEmpathy – All who come to CHAC for assistance are treated with dignity, respect and empathy. Personal self–esteem is encouraged as well as respect for others. sHealthy Families – CHAC’s services focus on developing healthy families including the growth and stability of each member and the family–as–a–whole. sHealthy Life–styles – CHAC promotes healthy life–styles through a comprehensive approach to mental health. Counseling, psychotherapy and community awareness education are offered along with programs for the prevention and intervention of substance abuse.


sA vailability of Services – CHAC is committed to offering programs and services to children, youth and families without regard to their ability to pay.


sD iversity – CHAC values the diversity of the communities served and does not discriminate.




sCollaboration – CHAC believes that collaboration with other organizations is needed to meet the complex needs of our communities. Innovative and creative ideas are always welcome. sProfessionalism – CHAC expects a high degree of professionalism and integrity from staff, board members and intern counselors. Open communication and willing cooperation are used in day–to–day operations and problem– solving. sFiscal Responsibility – Fiscal responsibility is CHAC’s standard in every endeavor.



â– Mountain View Voice â– â–  May 23, 2014

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