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Health care programs orientation
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School will hold a workshop for those interested in health care careers, providing information on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant paths and the programs offered by the school. Online registration is requested. May 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Estate Planning for Life
Presented by the Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley, this workshop will educate attendees on the basic estate planning documents needed to provide protection during life-changing events -- preventing loss of estate, high court costs, and pain and suffering for families. May 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Policy Dialogues: Translating Science for Decision Makers
The Association for Women in Science will host Alia Schoen, Ph.D., for a discussion about her experience working for the state legislature and how scientific training can be used to effect change at the governmental level. May 26, 7 p.m. Free for AWIS members; $10 in advance, $15 at the door for nonmembers. Xerox PARC Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Simple Sewing: Book bag panniers
This event will bring back a popular Simple Sewing project of book bag panniers for bicycles. The class is appropriate for sewers of all levels. No registration is required, but space is limited. The sign-up sheet will open at 6:30 p.m. May 27, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Replace your Front Lawn workshop
Kim Raftery will lead a workshop discussing how to replace a front lawn with flowering and edible plants that are attractive and drought-tolerant and provide seasonal interest. May 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25 member; $35 nonmembers. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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Bird drawing and sketching workshop
Local artist Kathy Leinsteiber will share drawing techniques and tips as students observe and sketch birds and nature at the Palo Alto Baylands. Participants should bring a sketch pad, pencils and erasers. May 30, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Silicon Valley Home Buyers Seminar
This homebuyers workshop will Avi Urban will explore issues including the right timing for buying a home in Silicon Valley and whether it makes sense to move to a larger home or a different area -- or invest in real estate elsewhere. May 31, 1:15-4:30 p.m. Free. Bank of America, 600 Hansen Way, Suite 220, Palo Alto.
 

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Caregiver workshop
This workshop for adults held at the Portola Valley Library will cover some activities to keep young children occupied and engaged. Children are also allowed in the classroom. June 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Health care programs orientation
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School will hold a workshop for those interested in health care careers, providing information on the certified nursing assistant and medical assistant paths and the programs offered by the school. Online registration is requested. June 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.

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Joyful Korean School classes
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about Korean language and culture. Fridays, September-June, 5-7 p.m. $300/semester. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Stanford Autism Center conference
This half-day conference will provide parents and caregivers information about autism, Asperger's disorder, PDD-NOS and other conditions, as well as include a discussion about when and how to talk to a child and others about them. Attendees will be divided into two groups, depending on their child's age. June 6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30. Stanford Child Psychiatry, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford.
 

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Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvest
Drew Harwell, manager of Jesse Cool's Seeds of Change Garden, will teach a class over five Saturdays covering garden design and planning, composting, soil testing and preparation, seed propagation and transplanting, and watering, among other topics. Saturdays, March 7 and 28, April 18, May 9, June 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $325. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Foothill College summer registration
This summer Foothill College will offer two six-week summer sessions from June 8 to July 18 and June 29 to Aug. 9, each featuring online and on-campus general education courses. Registration will run from May 7 to June 7. Visit the website for more information. May 7-June 7. $31 per unit. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Youth Claymation Camp
KMVT will offer a weeklong summer camp during which youth can learn about clay animation and use the stop-motion techniques seen in the Wallace & Gromit films and "The Lego Movie." Participants will work in groups to conceptualize, mold, animate and edit a final project. June 8-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $335. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
 

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Journal To The Self
Held at Bay Area Cancer Connections, this class will introduce students to new journaling approaches that can add color, perspective and dimension to personal writing. The 13 journal tools covered will help individuals explore themselves, their lives and relationships. No previous writing experience is needed, but registration is required. Wednesdays, June 10-July 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Bay Area Cancer Connections, 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Lean In-style Circle
Myra Nawabi, a Lean-In Circle leader, will discuss how circles function and benefit emerging women professionals. There will be time for questions and answers, and interest will be assessed for a Los Altos-based group. Those interested should email gperry@losaltoshistory.org to complete required registration. June 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

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Tool Time in the Garden
Author and gardener Claire Splan will lead an entertaining and informative workshop on selecting and maintaining the most important gardening tools. A book signing will follow. Registration is appreciated but not required. June 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Adult school summer classes registration
Registration for summer classes at the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School began on Friday, May 15. The summer session will run from June 15 to July 31. Those interested should call or visit the website for more info. May 15-June 19. Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.

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Bee-autiful Gardens class
Common Ground Garden will host bee enthusiast Teresa Lavell who will talk about the health of bee populations and offer tips and techniques to make home gardens a welcome place for honey bees, native bees, birds and other pollinators. June 27, 1-2:30 p.m. $5. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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June Final Cut Pro X workshop
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer an 8-hour course on using Final Cut Pro X, taught by a profession with years of video editing and teaching experience. Hardware, software, handouts and raw footage will be provided. June 27 and 28, noon-4 p.m. $100. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Youth Animation Workshop (July 6-10)
In this weeklong workshop, the Midpeninsula Community Media Center will lead students in grades six to eight in using industry animation software to create 2D animations and special effects. Participants will also use green-screen technology to combine actors with digital elements using Adobe After Effects. Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Digital Animation Camp (July 6-10)
Held at the Community School for Music and Arts, this one-week camp will guide students in grades 5 to 12 in making animated short movies using iStopmotion and Adobe Flash. Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Photography Camp (July 13-17)
Offered by the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will teach students entering grades five to 12 about camera functions, composition, lighting techniques, action shots and more. Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Video Camp (July 20-24)
This one-week, Community School of Music and Arts course will acquaint students entering grades five to 12 with the fundamentals of capturing and editing video, as well as directing, plot development, storyboarding, camera positions, lighting and more. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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ECYS Summer Music Workshops
El Camino Youth Symphony will hold three educational workshops for beginning to intermediate string and wind players ages 6 to 14. The two-week-long workshops will cover ensemble training, music theory and ear training. A placement audition is required. Registration is due by June 1. Classes are 3 hrs. See the website for more info. Monday-Friday, June 13-24, $450. First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
 

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Digital Animation Camp (July 27-31)
Held at the Community School for Music and Arts, this one-week camp will guide students in grades 5 to 12 in making animated short movies using iStopmotion and Adobe Flash. Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Photography Camp (Aug. 3-7)
Offered by the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will teach students entering grades five to 12 about camera functions, composition, lighting techniques, action shots and more. Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7, 9:30-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Video Camp (Aug. 10-14)
This one-week, Community School of Music and Arts course will acquaint students entering grades five to 12 with the fundamentals of capturing and editing video, as well as directing, plot development, storyboarding, camera positions, lighting and more. Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Drop-in Bike Clinic
Once monthly, professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy will visit the Mountain View Public Library to share advice and help with changing tires, adjusting shifting and brakes, identifying mysterious noises and more. Third Saturday of the month, April 18-Aug. 15, 11-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Yoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kudalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.