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October 2011
It's a Small, Small World

Figure of chicken-headed man     Japanese porcelains. Spanish music stands. English Hepplewhite. North American Arts & Crafts. Louis XIV gilt furniture. Amish quilts.
     Come peruse the crafts of the world, writ small, at the largest and oldest miniature show west of the Mississippi. Browsing the Showcase of Miniatures is fascinating. You truly will marvel at the skill, patience and artistry of the exhibitors and 100+ vendors.
     Kids can let their fancy take flight at the free Children's Workshop from noon to 3 p.m. each day; take classes to learn skills and make a project; or shop for specially priced items. For adults, Saturday features a silent auction; Sunday there will be a free "Tools and Techniques" workshop and drawings for dealer-donated items. For details about these and other activities, visit the Showcase website.
Miniature Hepplewhite chair and secretary     This art event provides key funding for PlaneTree's free community services. We are grateful to the hard-working volunteer committee organizing this 36th annual "Good Sam Show."
     The Showcase will be at the Doubletree Hotel San Jose on Saturday, October 15, from 10-5 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 from 11-4 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are - 

Adults $7
Seniors (62+) $5
Children (5-12; no strollers) $3

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     For directions and information about parking, click here. If you would like to use light rail, click these links for the train schedule and directions for walking from the Metro/Airport station.

Have you heard?
We've Moved!
Illustration of PlaneTree moving     The doors of PlaneTree Health Information Center in the Cupertino Library are open to the public as of Tuesday, October 4. As always, our services are free for everyone. We invite you to come in -
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Tuesday  4-8 p.m.
Wednesday 10-2 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2-6 p.m.
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     PlaneTree is celebrating its new home with a new URL and a fresh website design to reflect our partnership with Santa Clara County Library. Check it out! While you're there, please bookmark the site for quick reference to our new hours, location, and phone number. Smart phone users can scan our QR code.
     SCCL is also promoting the expansion of our partnership by featuring elements of  "Get Healthy @ the Library" on their homepage:
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     This week the screencast tutorials on using MedlinePlus to research common health concerns are described.
     The new PlaneTree Health Information Center will be highlighted next week
Take our furnishings. Please! 
Oak shelving/cabinetry
     We've been selling unneeded library furnishings to help fund our continuing services. A few items still desperately need homes. We will sell these for only $20 each, or donate them to other 501(c)3 nonprofits - first come, first served.
     If you - or anyone you know - could use well-made oak shelving and/or a bookcase, or a filing cabinet, please review these descriptions and images. New owners must remove items by Saturday, October 8.
Sign with clock face says News You Can Use
     This popular column, featuring usable news from medical research and helpful self-care information, will return next month.
In This Issue
We've Moved!
Furnishings for a Song
News You Can Use
Stroke Fair
America the Beautiful 2:
The Thin Commandments
Graphic for The Thin Commandments movie
    In this follow-up to his documentary America the Beautiful, producer and director Darryl Roberts explores America's unhealthy obsession with dieting and implicates the diet industry as a major contributor to misinformation about nutrition and body weight.
    The Thin Commandments will have its national premier at 1 p.m this Sunday, October 9, at the San Jose's Camera 12 Cinemas. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Roberts and eating disorders treatment professionals.
    Tickets are $10 ($5 for students); pairs of free tickets will be given to the first 25 people to email the Eating Disorders Resource Center with the subject line "PlaneTree." Click for more information about this event, a benefit for EDRC.
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Stroke Fair
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    Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Fair returns on Wednesday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Numerous screening tests and information on preventing strokes and heart disease are featured at this free annual event.
    Reservations are recommended; call 1-888-  724-2362, toll-free.
 
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