Plan a Meteor Shower This Weekend at College of San Mateo

Astronomer Dr. Peter Jenniskens explains whats to expect from the skies.

The weekend is approaching fast and you want to make every moment count after the long work week. San Mateo Patch brings you a round-up of the events going on this weekend. 

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Friday, May 3 

First Fridays @ The Shop at Flywheel Press

6 p.m. 309 7th Ave, San Mateo

This month we are featuring Eric Holm's photograph series of mid-century chairs carefully placed in abandoned buildings. The Shop at Flywheel Press is proud to host this free event supporting San Mateo's amazingly artistic spirit and culture. For information, visit https://­www.­facebook.­com/­TheShopFWP


CSM Scholarship Awards Reception

6 p.m. College of San Mateo 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo

A reception will be held in the College Center Building 10, Bayview Dining Room, 2nd Floor. For information visit http://­www.­colle­geofsanmateo.­edu/­calendar/­events/­index.­php?­com=­detail&­amp;­eID=­9594&­amp;­year=­2013&­amp;­month=­5


Psychology/Philosophy Movie Nights

6:30 p.m. College of San Mateo 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo

Free; with meaningful discussion afterwards. For information visit http://­www.­colle­geofsanmateo.­edu/­calendar/­events/­index.­php?­com=­detail&­amp;­eID=­9546&­amp;­year=­2013&­amp;­month=­5


MagicFlutes Spring Concert

7 p.m., St. Matthew's Catholic Church 1 Notre Dame Ave, San Mateo

MagicFlutes Flute Orchestra announces their annual spring concert May 3, 2013 at  St. Matthew's Catholic Church, in San Mateo, California, at 7 pm. The concert will feature music of W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla and others The public is cordially invited to attend.The cost for the concert is $12 at the door and $6 for students/seniors. Refreshments will be served after the concert. For information visit http://­magicflutes.­org


Tom Sawyer: An American Musical

7 p.m. Bayside Performing Arts Center 2025 Kehoe Ave, San Mateo

$16.00; Mark Twain's story comes to exuberant musical life in this adaptation of America's favorite book. Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a young boy growing up in the heartland of America. For information visit http://­piedpi­perplayers.­org/­


CAMS: The Night-time Survey of Meteor Showers

7 p.m. College of San Mateo 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo

Free; If you ever spend a night under the stars watching for meteors and saw something unusual, you may want to meet astronomer Dr. Peter Jenniskens. He’s an expert on meteor showers and author of Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets, a 790 page book containing predictions on what unusual meteor showers to expect in the next 50 years. For information visit http://­www.­colle­geofsanmateo.­edu/­calendar/­events/­index.­php?­com=­detail&­amp;­eID=­9930&­amp;­year=­2013&­amp;­month=­5


Saturday, May 4

Dog Adoption Fair

10 a.m. Pet Club 1850 S Norfolk St, San Mateo

Shelter Dogs Needing Homes  is a  having an adoption fair at Pet Club located at 1850 South Norfolk Street  in San Mateo on every Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  There are a variety of adorable dogs  to see from Poodles to Bichon Frieses. To find out about adopting a four legged friend and what dogs are available, check out their site http://dogsneedhomes.blogspot.com/.


Spring Concert for Children and Families

Noon; College of San Mateo 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo

The concert is in celebration of children, their families and springtime. All proceeds go directly to benefit the Child Development Center. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 13 years old. The event will include children's activities and drawing prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, picnic lunch or they may purchase lunch from the on-site Taquero. Beverages will be provided. For information, visit http://­www.­colle­geofsanmateo.­edu/­calendar/­events/­index.­php?­com=­detail&­amp;­eID=­9599&­amp;­year=­2013&­amp;­month=­5


Garage, Estate, Yard Sales

Saturday and Sunday

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