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Rotary Connects
The Rotary Club of Menlo Park will hold Rotary Connects, an event for members of the business community to network with local business and community leaders and Rotary Club members. Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton, and other city leaders, will attend to represent the city. March 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20. Left Bank Brasserie, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Open Mic Night
BookBuyers is looking for authors and poets to read their works during an Open Mic Night. Those interested should contact the store for details and to sign up. March 5, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. BookBuyers Mountain View, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Summer Camp Fair
This fair will provide information for families on the summer programs offered by Mountain View's Recreation Division. Camp and aquatic staff will be on hand to answer questions. March 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Arbor Day Festival
The City of Palo Alto and Canopy will hold a celebration of California Arbor Day, a family festival with live music, roped tree climbing, arts and crafts, and food trucks. March 7, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

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Kepler's Book Swap with Elizabeth Rosner
This Kepler's Book Swap event will combine food, wine, book sharing and a discussion by author Elizabeth Rosner of her book "Electric City." March 7, 6:30-9 p.m. $25. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

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Adult story-time with Grimm and Anderson
This Mountain View Public Library story-time event for grown-ups will feature a librarian reading aloud murder ballads and stories by the brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson. RSVP is optional. March 11, 7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Library tours
The Mountain View Public Library will offer two tours: one in the 2nd floor training center at 1 p.m. sharing its e-book collection; and the other at 1:30 p.m. acquainting attendees with the physical collections and library operations. March 12, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Mountain View Arbor Day Festival
The City of Mountain View will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration at Pioneer Park, where there will be a book reading for children at the library; arts and crafts activities; info booths staffed by public agencies and local environmental groups, including the UC Master Gardeners; a tree planting ceremony with the mayor; a tree walk; and complimentary hot dogs and drinks. March 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St., Mountain View.

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Winter Poetry Series event
The Winter Poetry Series will continue at 4141 Bar, where the Poets Three -- Jym Marks, Leah Lubin and Gary Horsman -- will lead an afternoon of the spoken word. Guest readers will include Kalamu Chache, Cheryl Watkins, Monica Zones, Karin Roache, Linda Burroughs and Saundra Curry. March 15, 3-5 p.m. Free. 4141 Bar, 4141 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Little House Activity Center will hold a celebration of St. Patrick's Day, where there will be a bake sale from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and a corned beef and cabbage lunch from 11:30 to 1 p.m. -- which will be accompanied by live music by Rosin the Bow, an Irish, Celtic and British traditional music group. March 17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $8. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

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Drop-in Bike Clinic
The Mountain View Public Library will hold a monthly bike repair clinic, where community members can use the library's tools and receive assistance from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy. Tasks he can help with include changing a tire, adjusting brakes and shifting, identifying noises and more. No registration is required. Third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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LACF Gardner Awards
The Los Altos Community Foundation will hold its 11th annual Gardner Awards reception to honor volunteers who have dedicated time and effort to assisting local nonprofits. March 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75. Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Lego Day
During Lego Day at the Mountain View Public Library, adults can enjoy lunch while playing with Legos from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; afterward, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., all ages can participate. No registration is required. Third Thursday of the month, Jan. 15-April 16, 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Gamble Garden Spring Tour: 'There is No Place Like Home'
Gamble Garden will hold its 30th anniversary Spring Tour, emphasizing the theme "There is No Place Like Home." Attendees can admire the five gardens selected for this year, as well as activities at Gamble Garden. April 24 and 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 member; $35 nonmember. Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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May Fete Children's Parade
The City of Palo Alto will hold the 93rd annual May Fete Children's Parade in downtown Palo Alto, with this year's theme of "No Space to Alienate" to encourage acceptance and fight bullying. Visit the website to sign up or learn more about the event. May 2, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue, Palo Alto.
 

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Kirtan and meditation session
BookBuyers in Mountain View will host a session of meditation and Kirtan song each Saturday morning. All are welcome. Saturdays, March 7-May 2, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
The 34th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will boast over 300 high-quality artists, Italian street painting, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, gourmet food and the Kids' Art Studio. Aug. 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission and parking. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto .

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and homeless individuals, including information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Sew Sew Saturday
The Mountain View Public Library invites community members to come by on Saturday mornings to use its four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger. Appointments are required. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Language Swap
This weekly Mountain View Public Library event will allow community members to both practice speaking a different language and teach a language to others. All levels and drop-ins are welcome. Thursdays, year-round, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and homeless individuals, including information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Second Saturday: Art in the Baylands
Each month, Environmental Volunteers will open the upper deck to artists, offering a unique vantage point for painting, drawing or sketching. Space is limited to four artists and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.