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Earth Day on the Bay 2015
The Marine Science Institute will hold its annual Earth Day on the Bay event, providing a variety of educational and entertaining events including films, music, animal interactions, boat tours, food and more. April 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; $30 child, $40 adult for boat tours. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.
 

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Plontz Garden Potluck
This inaugural Plontz community gathering will feature a potluck, a backyard edible garden discussion and an informal, family-friendly product feedback session. April 19, 3-6 p.m. Free. Private residence, location provided upon RSVP, Palo Alto.
 

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival
The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will feature an array of original works by 90 artists in mediums including jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, sculptures and more. April 17 and 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
 

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Tall Tree Awards Dinner
The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Tall Tree Awards Dinner, recognizing the 2015 winners: Fran Codispoti, Sharon Keplinger, Acterra and Stanford Federal Credit Union. In addition to dinner, there will be raffle prizes available. April 21, 5:30-9 p.m. $200 person, $1,900 table of 10 for Chamber members; $225 person or $2,100 table of 10 for nonmember Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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New Book Preview & Ale Tasting
The Atherton Library will host an event combining a book preview with a beer tasting. Library staff will highlight selected 2015 titles, and Freewheel Brewing Company representatives will pour handcrafted British-style ales. Light refreshments will also be available. April 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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linkAges TimeBank orientation in Redwood City
This event will introduce community members to linkAges TimeBank, a neighborhood service-exchange network that enables people to share interests and skills and help one another. April 22, 6-7 p.m. Free. First Church Redwood City, 1155 Broadway St., Suite 130, Redwood City.
 

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Human Relations Commission Civility Roundtable
The City of Mountain View's Human Relations Commission will hold a community dialogue about effective relations between the police and residents entitled "How Can We Prevent Ferguson from Happening in Mountain View?" The event will include a discussion moderated by Supervisor Joe Simitian and breakout sessions with the Mountain View Mediation Project and the League of Women Voters. April 22, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Free Community Earth Day Fair
The U.S. Army Reserve 63rd Regional Support Command invites community members to attend its Earth Day Fair and celebrate the Army Reserve's 107th anniversary. The free family event will include live music, vendors, food trucks, family activities, education booths, a free raffle and e-waste drop off, and more. April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 63rd Regional Support Command, 230 R. T. Jones Road, Mountain View.

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linkAges TimeBank orientation at Red Rock
This event will introduce community members to linkAges TimeBank, a neighborhood service-exchange network that enables people to share interests and skills and help one another. April 23, 6-7 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Yom Ha'atzmaut: Israel's Independence Day celebration
The Oshman Family JCC will hold its annual communitywide event to celebrate Israel's 67th Independence Day. April 23, 3:30-10 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Pet-A-Palooza
Town & Country Village will host Pet-A-Palooza, a free community event for dogs and dog owners that will include a pet psychic, pet sketch artist, pet photos, CPR demos, Palo Alto Police Department K-9 Unit agility demos, pet resources and the Strut Your Mutt Spring Fashion Show. April 25, noon-3 p.m. Free. Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Downtown Spring Family Parade
Mountain View's 37th annual Downtown Spring Family Parade will begin at Villa Street and travel down Castro Street to Pioneer Park, where there will be after-parade activities. This year's theme is "Around the World in Mountain View." April 25, noon-3 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street and Pioneer Park, Mountain View.
 

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Open House at Little House
Peninsula Volunteers will hold a free open house at Little House Activity Center, offering lively demonstrations of dance, exercise, music, ceramics, watercolor and computer instruction. April 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Earth Day in East Palo Alto
This community celebration of Earth Day in East Palo Alto will include activities for the whole family, including workshops, volunteer projects, children's activities and a raffle. Public figures to speak include Rich Gordon and Rodolfo Dirzo. April 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 2450 Ralmar Ave., East Palo Alto.

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Jug Band Jam
For this Mountain View Public Library event, community members are invited to bring noisemakers of all kinds to make music together in the park. The library will also provide some ukuleles. April 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 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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Beatniks adult storytime
The Mountain View Public Library will hold its next story-time event for grown ups, this month featuring Beatnik literature. RSVP is optional. April 29, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, Magazine Reading Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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linkAges TimeBank orientation at Mitchell Park
This event will introduce community members to linkAges TimeBank, a neighborhood service-exchange network that enables people to share interests and skills and help one another. April 29, 6-7 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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linkAges TimeBank orientation at Dragon Theatre
This event will introduce community members to linkAges TimeBank, a neighborhood service-exchange network that enables people to share interests and skills and help one another. April 30, 1-2 p.m. Free. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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May Day March & Rally for Immigration Reform
To bring attention to the large number of immigrants living in Silicon Valley and the need for comprehensive and humane immigration reform, community members will walk from Rengstorff Park to St. Joseph's Church, where a peaceful rally will be held. All are invited. May 1, 5-8:30 p.m. Free. Rengstorff Park, 201 Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Trio Sol de Mexico
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Trio Sol de Mexico. May 1, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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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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Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival 2015
In conjunction with Palo Alto's May Fete Parade & Fair, the Museum of American Heritage will hold its 11th annual Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival, sharing a range of unique vintage cars. There will also be a museum open house with meccano models, hands-on science demonstrations and other family-friendly activities. May 2, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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St. Tim's rummage and jewelry sale
St. Timothy's Preschool will hold having a rummage and jewelry sale in conjunction with Mountain View's annual citywide rummage sale. May 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

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Author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston on 'Farewell to Manzanar'
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of the memoir "Farwell to Manzanar," which tells of her time as a child in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, will make in appearance in Menlo Park. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. May 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

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Peninsula Rose Society Rose Show
The Peninsula Rose Society will hold its 58th Annual Rose Show, where there will be hundreds of roses on display and a large raffle of potted roses. May 3, 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Redwood City Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.
 

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Spring MVHA Event: A Speakeasy Afternoon
The Mountain View Historical Society will hold its Membership Meeting Spring Event at the historic Wunderman House, which used to be called the Blue & Gold Kennel Club, a front for illicit activities. The free, public event will offer wild Mountain View history, tours and music. Reservations are required. May 3, 1-3 p.m. Free. Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Elected officials meet and greet
The League of Women Voters Los Altos-Mountain View will host an informal reception where community members can meet office holders, thank them for their service, ask questions and make comments or suggestions. May 3, 2-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

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A La Carte & Art
This annual festival will combine live music, a juried show with 225 artists, a classic car show, a farmers' market and a children's area. There will also be home and garden and health and wellnes displays, as well as food and drink including microbrews, wine and sangria. May 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Author Pedram Navab on 'Without Anesthesia'
Pedram Navab, a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, will share his debut novel "Without Anesthesia." May 4, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Free peer counseling consultations
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will offer free 30-minute consultations where people facing housing issues and other life challenges can receive advice and information about resources for basic needs and other services. There are no income restrictions. RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are also welcome. April 2, May 7 and June 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayrim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Hootenanny
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Hootenanny. June 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Free peer counseling consultations
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will offer free 30-minute consultations where people facing housing issues and other life challenges can receive advice and information about resources for basic needs and other services. There are no income restrictions. RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are also welcome. April 2, May 7 and June 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayrim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.

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World Music Day
For the seventh annual Palo Alto World Music Day, which coincides with Father's Day, there will be professional and amateur music groups performing works from around the world. June 21, 3-7:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue and King Plaza, Palo Alto.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: He Said, She Said
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by He Said, She Said. July 3, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro 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, April 4-July 4, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Los Altos High School Class of '65 50th Reunion
The Los Altos High School Class of '65 will hold a 50th reunion celebration, with a handful of events including a gathering at the Alpine Inn, a luau, a hike at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and more. Visit the website for more information. July 24-27, , Alpine Inn, a private residence and other locations, Portola Valley and Los Altos.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Mark Russo & the Classy Cats
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Mark Russo & the Classy Cats. Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 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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Concert on the Plaza: Smorgaschord
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Smorgaschord. Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro 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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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.