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Autism Spectrum Disorders Update
The Stanford Autism Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will hold its eighth annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update, an event that gives community members a chance to learn about new autism research and therapies at Stanford. April 18, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $125 registration fee. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford.
 

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Clinical Trials Awareness Week
Stanford Cancer Institute will hold Clinical Trials Awareness Week for patients and the community to learn about Stanford's trials and research. There will be poster exhibits, an educational talk in Spanish on April 24 and an info desk with games, giveaways and prizes. April 20-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Stanford Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford.
 

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Feldenkrais classes
Deborah Dutton, a certified Feldenkrais instructor, leads weekly classes that seek to alleviate tension, aches and pains while improving body mechanics and posture. Movements are done lying on the floor. Participants should bring a mat or towel. See website for schedules and info on how to register. Feb. 13-April 29. Series prices vary; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., and the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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Stanford cancer clinical trials seminar
This monthly seminar entitled "Cancer Clinical Trials and the Future of Care: What You Should Know" will explain what clinical trials are, their importance for advancing cancer care, the types of studies available and what to expect from participation. Drop-ins are welcome. Second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 14-May 13, 2-3 p.m. Free. Stanford Cancer Center, 2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford.

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Danceation fitness classes
European pop star Heath Hunter and international fitness guru Kirsten Johnson will lead participants in high-energy dance and fitness workouts for all skill levels. March 16-June 17, Monday, 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. $20 single class; $150 10-class pass. American Legion, 347 1st St., Los Altos.
 

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Writing Your Cancer Journey
This free, ongoing group run by the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program will provide an opportunity for individuals facing cancer to express themselves through the written word. The program is open to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive care. First and third Wednesdays of the month, Jan. 21-July 1, 1:15-3 p.m. Free. Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor Conference, Room 208, Palo Alto.

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Free YMCA fitness course
This weekly course led by YMCA instructors, called Healthy Happens Here, leads participants in beginner-level strength training to develop balance, flexibility, posture, coordination and fall prevention. Classes are appropriate for all levels and backgrounds. Registration is required. Wednesdays, Jan. 7-July 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Jazzercise classes
Jazzercise classes in Menlo Park offer a high-energy dance-focused fitness program designed to be both fun and burn calories. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, year-round, see website for specific times. $16 class; $52/$57 per month; $130 10-class pass. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., and the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing classes guide participants in abdominal work, strength training and aerobic routines. Complimentary childcare is provided by staff. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 9-Dec. 18, 9 a.m. $36 month; $6 single class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.