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Family and KidsOutdoor painting summer camp
The Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold an outdoor painting camp called "Portrait of the Bay" for intermediate students from age 7 to 13. High-quality art materials will be provided. August 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Baylands Nature Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsArt School of San Francisco Bay summer camps
This summer the Art School of San Francisco Bay will offer art camps for all levels. They include Plein Air for beginners and advanced students, Portrait painting and Art History Applied. Participants will learn valuable artistic skills and enjoy the creative environment. Both half and full-day camps are offered. Monday-Friday, June 16-August 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Family and KidsBabies and Books Storytime
This weekly event for ages 3 and under will include rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Mondays, Aug. 4-25, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsBill Walsh Legacy Kids Free Game at Stanford
In recognition of the late Bill Walsh, Stanford Athletics will offer free admission to children in eighth grade and younger for Stanford football's first game against the University of California, Davis. Advance registration on the website is required, and free admission is only valid with paid adult admission. Aug. 30, 1 p.m. Free for kids in 8th grade and younger. Stanford Stadium, 601 Nelson Road, Stanford.
Family and KidsCreatures of the Marsh Tour
Environmental Volunteers will hold an event to teach community members about the types of animals and organisms that live in the San Francisco Bay's marshlands. The program will include a hands-on activity and a walking tour. Aug. 31, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Voluteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsSeptember Free First Friday
The San Mateo County History Museum will continue its free first Friday program. At 11 a.m., preschool-age children will learn about gardens through vegetable block printing and a reading of "From the Garden." At 2 p.m., docents will lead a free tour for adults of the museum. Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Family and KidsMoon Fest
This event, modeled on a moon-watching harvest festival common across Asia, will feature storytelling, food, entertainment and crafts. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Family and KidsJuggler Daniel DaVinci
This family event for ages 5 and up will feature the stunts and jokes of juggler Daniel DaVinci. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Sept. 8, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Family and KidsToddler Dance Party
Musician Charity Kahn will lead an interactive program with music and movement for children 18 months and older. Sept. 9, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Family and KidsBabies and Books Storytime
September's Babies and Books Storytimes, for children 18 months old and younger, will offer varied programming in addition to rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Sept. 8 will be a Music Monday with dancing and singing. Sept. 29 will be a bilingual (English and Spanish) storytime event. Mondays, Sept. 8-29, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsToddler Storytime
The Portola Valley Lirary will hold weekly story time events for children ages 18 to 36 months, with songs, stories and movement activities. A craft activity will follow the story time on Sept. 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsNorthern California Bats program
Northern California Bats will give a presentation for ages 5 and up to teach library visitors about the creatures. The group will bring live bats to the event. Oct. 27, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Family and KidsStorytelling event
John Weaver, Menlo Park Library's resident storyteller, will offer a monthly session of comical tales told without a book. The events are appropriate for children in elementary school and older. First Thursday of the month, Sept. 4-Dec.4, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsMenlo Park Children's Chorus
This course will offer children a chance to develop their music and vocal skills, as well as practice teamwork and commitment. Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 4-5 p.m. $60 resident; $79 non-resident (plus $40 lab fee). Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsMusic 4 Life
This weekly class will give parents and children ages 6 months to 6 years old an opportunity to bond while singing, dancing, playing instruments and learning about music. Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 1-1:45 p.m. $136 resident; $182 non-resident. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsPreschool Storytime
Weekly Preschool Storytime events will return to the Atherton Library, with stories, songs, rhymes and more for ages 3 to 5. Fridays, Sept. 5-Dec. 19, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.