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November 20, 1998|JAMES E. FOWLER

Actress Elinor Donahue will sign her book, "In the Kitchen With Elinor Donahue: Favorite Memories and Recipes From a Life in Hollywood," 3 p.m. Saturday at Bookstar, 12136 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 505-9528. In addition to recipes, this memoir has 200 photos from Donahue's professional and private life. Donahue first burst upon the national consciousness in the role of daughter Betty on the long-running TV sitcom "Father Knows Best," starring Robert Young. More than 200 episodes of the show were filmed between 1954 and 1960. Since then, Donahue has continued to work frequently in television and film.

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The Steed Woodwind Quintet will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Samuel Barber and Scott Joplin, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark St. (818) 981-7851. The Steed Woodwind Quintet includes William Steed on clarinet, Karin Hoesli on flute, Paula Koerner on oboe, Jean Marinelli on French horn and Charles Gould on bassoon. The ensemble will perform again at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Mid-Valley Branch Library, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills, (818) 895-3650. Both free concerts are made possible through the cooperation of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Recording Industries' Music Performance Trust Funds, and the American Federation of Musicians.

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Children's author-illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben will read and discuss her books in a special program for children, 4 and older, and their parents, 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Pages, 18399 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. (818) 34-BOOKS.

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Author William F. Nolan will sign his new mystery book, "Sharks Never Sleep," 7 p.m. Friday at Dark Delicacies, 3725 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 556-6660.

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Jazz vocalist Cynthia Speer performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Borders, 100 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 241-8099. Free.

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