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Around the World in Three Days camp
Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold a winter break art camp through which kids can learn and make art from around the globe. See the website for more info. Dec. 22-24, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50 session; $130 three half days, $260 three full days. Art School of SF Bay, 392 S. California Ave. (2nd floor of Accent Arts store), Palo Alto.
 

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January Free First Friday Program
The Free First Friday Program at the San Mateo County History Museum continues with free admission and activities for all ages. At 11 a.m., preschool-age children can learn about cars, make automobiles out of cardboard and listen to a reading of the story "Cool Cars." At 2 p.m., docents will lead a tour of the museum for adults. Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Toddler Dance Party
Bonnie Lockhart will perform at Atherton Library's Toddler Dance Party, which will lead into a regular Toddler Storytime session. This event for children 18 to 36 months old is sponsored by the Friends of the Atherton Library. Jan. 6, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Nick Bruel with 'Bad Kitty' and 'A Wonderful Year'
Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the Bad Kitty series, will visit Linden Tree Books to talk to kids about his two new books, "Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day" and "A Wonderful Year." Registration is appreciated. Jan. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
 

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Friends Nursery School Open House
Friends Nursery School, a modified parent cooperative serving children ages 3 to 6 since 1954, will hold an open house where families can meet the school's teachers and tour the backyard and classrooms. Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Friends Nursery School, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.

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'Animals, Seasons & Other Musical Fantasies'
For the next Music Journeys event with Frank Levy, Oshman Family JCC will host a concert called "Animals, Seasons & Other Musical Fantasies." Levy will introduce young listeners to music by Copland, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Beethoven and other composers that is inspired by animals, stars and the moon. Jan. 11, 3 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater
Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater will present "Episode I: Adventure in Space," an interactive theatrical event for ages 5 and up. Members of the audience will create the story and play the main characters as they travel in a flying saucer and battle evil. Jan. 12, 4-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Saturday Stoytime with Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace, an author/illustrator whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other publications, will offer a reading of his second children's book, "The Cat's Pajamas." Jan. 24, 2-3 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Pajama Storytime
The East Palo Alto Library will host Pajama Storytime events where kids can wear their pajamas while listening to stories and singing songs. Tuesdays, Dec. 23-Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Free. East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto.
 

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Family Movie Night
Atherton Library will hold a screening of the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty." The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Card printing workshop
Peopleologie will hold a workshop at the Atherton Library on using scrap wood blocks to make prints for Valentine's Day cards. Participants can bring old wooden blocks or wood scraps; other supplies will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Feb. 9, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Act!vated Story Theatre
Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring storytelling duo, will make a stop at the Atherton Library. Children ages 6 and up can stop by 30 minutes before the show for a free workshop, as well as take part in the performance. Space is limited. March 9, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Waldorf high school March open house
At this open house, students and parents can learn about the Waldorf of the Peninsula high school program by participating in sample lessons, meeting faculty and students, viewing student work, touring the campus and participating in a Q&A program. March 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Waldorf April high school tour
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula will offer a tour of its high school, where interested families can visit and observe classes, meet faculty and students, view student work, see the facilities and ask questions about the school. April 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

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Art School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.