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Palo Alto Community Outreach
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a community outreach event in Palo Alto where trained peer counselors and case managers will be available for 30-minute consultations with those facing life challenges. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP, but drop-ins are also welcome. Bag lunches will be provided to those who sign up. Individuals from nearby cities are welcome. Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, Double Tree Room, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
 

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Wine Tasting & Pumpkin Fest
The Portola Valley Farmers' Market will have wine tasting for the first time ever, hosting Capay Valley Vineyards from Napa Valley. In addition, Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch will attend with pumpkins and free train rides for children from 3 to 6 p.m. Also available will be Halloween crafts, Imagination Playground blocks, and food trucks from Roli Roti and House of Siam Loco Wraps. Oct. 30, 3-7 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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All Hallows Eve
Atherton Library will hold a Halloween-themed event with a variety of activities. Halloween crafts will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., a costume parade from 4 to 5:15 p.m., a showing of the short movie "Toy Story of Terror" from 5:15-5:45 p.m. and an after-hour tour from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Safe Halloween
For the 11th annual Safe Halloween, Lytton Gardens will invite families to come trick or treat, play games, and enjoy decorations and light refreshments. Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, 656 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Haunted Eco House
The Palo Alto Eco House will have host a haunted house this Halloween. Community members are invited to swing by for candy and entertainment. Those interested should RSVP through the website. Oct. 31, 4:30-8 p.m. Free. Eco House, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors community outreach
For the second in a series of outreach events, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will have trained peer counselors available to speak with residents about personal issues, including housing, transportation and other financial problems. There are no income restrictions. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP for a 30-minute consultation, but drop-ins are also welcome. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, Hope's Corner, 748 Mercy St., Mountain View.
 

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Day of the Dead event
This Day of the Dead event, hosted by the San Mateo County History Museum, will include kids' crafts and both simple and elaborate creations for a Festival of Altars. Outside on Courthouse Square will be music, traditional food and a processional at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 6-10 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Artisans' Bazaar of First Congregational Church
The Artisan' Bazaar will offer original art and handmade holiday gifts, including paintings by local artists, blown glass, quilted gifts, jewelry, wood crafts, baby items and more. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Artisans' Bazaar of First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
 

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KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival
This two-day festival of Yiddish culture will include klezmer music, dancing, singing, lectures and other activities. Nov. 1, 7:30-11 p.m.; Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $18-$75 festival pass; individual tickets available. Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Meet the new Avenidas President/CEO
Avenidas will hold an informal "fireside chat" for community members to meet the nonprofit's new president/CEO, Amy Andonian. The event will include fall treats and live music. Those interested should RSVP by phone to 650-289-5400. Nov. 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

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Palo Alto Community Outreach
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a community outreach event in Palo Alto where trained peer counselors and case managers will be available for 30-minute consultations with those facing life challenges. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP, but drop-ins are also welcome. Bag lunches will be provided to those who sign up. Individuals from nearby cities are welcome. Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, Double Tree Room, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
 

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Civility Roundtable
This community event with Joe Simitian, Project Sentinel and Chris Block of the American Leadership Forum will discuss the issue of affordable housing in Mountain View. Nov. 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
 

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November First Friday Program
San Mateo County History Museum will hold its monthly Free Friday event, offering free admission. At 11 a.m. preschool children can learn about Japanese culture, make origami and listen to the story, "Yoko's Paper Cranes." Docents will lead a museum tour for adults at 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Woodside High School's Harvest Festival
At this festival, community members can shop for holiday gifts from over 30 vendors, as well as enjoy prizes, a bake sale and refreshments. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 admission. Woodside High School, Old Gym, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside.
 

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The View Teen Center Grand Opening
The City of Mountain View invites community members to the grand opening and dedication ceremony of the city's new teen center, The View. The event will include the unveiling of the official plaque and Teen Mosaic Art Piece starting at 5 p.m., as well as a ribbon cutting and open house. Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. Free. The View Teen Center, 263 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
 

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La Entrada School Used Book Fair
La Entrada Middle School will host the annual used book fair, where there will be more than 6,000 books at prices ranging from $1 to $8. 100 percent of proceeds will support La Entrada. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Nov. 10, 12, 13 and 14, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. La Entrada School, Multi-Use Room, 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park.
 

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Sillycon Valley LOL
Sillycon Valley LOL will hold a one-night comedy event benefitting Alzheimer's Association research and honoring Margaret and Jamis MacNiven of Buck's Restaurant. Nov. 16, 7:45-10:15 p.m. $60, $75 or $100 depending on seating. Woodside Performing Arts Center, Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors community outreach
For the last in a series of outreach events, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will have trained peer counselors available to speak with residents about personal issues, including housing, transportation and other financial problems. There are no income restrictions, all are accepted. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP for a 30-minute consultation, but drop-ins are also welcome. Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, Hope's Corner, 748 Mercy St., Mountain View.
 

Community Events

Palo Alto Community Outreach
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a community outreach event in Palo Alto where trained peer counselors and case managers will be available for 30-minute consultations with those facing life challenges. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP, but drop-ins are also welcome. Bag lunches will be provided to those who sign up. Individuals from nearby cities are welcome. Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, Double Tree Room, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.