The Antioch Woman’s Club hosts its 59th Annual “Home for the Holidays” Christmas House Tour Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m., with a reception following at VFW Post 6425, 825 Fulton Shipyard Road, where there will be hors d’oeuvres, a dessert table, candy bar, champagne, punch and coffee. Proceeds benefit local charities and Antioch High school student scholarships. Tickets are $25. For more information call 925-777-0725. Old Town Pittsburg hosts its tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. at Railroad Avenue at Fourth Street.
Takács Quartet, Bartók’s String Quartet No, 2, String Quartet No, 4, String sale, nude python leather ballet flats, size 8 us Quartet No, 6, 3:30 p.m.Jan, 26, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, $25-$75 (adults); $10 (Stanford students), 650-725-2464 or http://live.stanford.edu, Cypress String Quartet, 3 p.m, Jan, 26, Salon Series 2013-2014: Slavic Soundscapes, Shostakovich: String Quartet No, 11; Britten: String Quartet No, 3; Benjamin Lees: String Quartet No, 5 (2001).Woman’s Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, $50, 415-500-2150 or www.cypressquartet.com/special-projects/cypress-salon-series..
“All money made from these new fees will go to programs for improved station access, rehabilitation, and modernization,” according to BART. The $225 entry fee includes men’s, women’s, and senior flights; a barbecue lunch; and the 19th Hole silent auction, raffle, and reception. Sponsorships are also available and proceeds benefit the school’s tuition assistance program. For $25 per person, nongolfers are invited to attend the 19th Hole, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Register online for the tournament and reception by Sept. 2 at www.saintmaryschs.org. For more details call Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510-559-6227.
Books Inc, Christine Z Mason, “Boundaries: A Love Story,” and G, Elizabeth Kretchmer, “The Damnable Legacy of A Minister’s Wife,” 7 p.m, Oct, 27, Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, No, 74, Palo Alto, www.booksinc.net/PaloAlto, 650-321-0600 Kepler’s Books, Premier Event: Leon Panetta in conversation with Jim Newton, “Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace,” 7:30 p.m, Oct, 17, Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City, Leslie S, Klinger, “The New Annotated H, P, Lovecraft,” 7:30 p.m, Oct, 21, Boris Fishman in conversation with Ellen Sussman, “A Replacement Life,” 7:30 p.m, Oct, 22, Fireside Chat with Garth Nix (“Clariel”) and Michael Grant sale, nude python leather ballet flats, size 8 us (“Messenger of Fear”), 7 p.m, Oct, 23, Story Time with Eric Litwin, “The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House,” 11 a.m, Oct, 26, Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway @ Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, YA: Sara Raasch (“Snow Like Ashes”), Kasie West (“On the Fence”), and Corrine Jackson (“Ignited”), 7 p.m, Oct, 27, YA: YouTube Star Michelle Phan, “Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success–Online and Off,” 7 p.m, Oct, 28, Herant Katchadourian in conversation with Richard Evans, “The Way It Turned Out: A Memoir,” 7:30 p.m, Oct, 29, Terry Shames in conversation with Keith Raffel, “Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek: A Samuel Craddock Mystery,” 7:30 p.m, Oct, 30, Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, www.keplers.com or 650-324-4321..
Although usually recognized for her musical partnership with Lawrence, Gorme broke through on her own with the Grammy-nominated “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” The bouncy tune about a dance craze of the time was written by the Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Her husband had had an equally huge solo hit in 1962 with “Go Away Little Girl,” written by the songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Gorme would score another solo hit in 1964, but this time for a Spanish-language recording.