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M-A Parent Ed: Perseverance Process
The M-A Parent Education Series will welcome Dr. Kent Pekel of Search Institute to give a lecture called "The Perseverance Process: Strategies for Strengthening Academic Motivation and Persistence." Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m. Free. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Downtown Los Altos PARK(ing) Day 2014
A free one-day pop-up park will be constructed outside of Linden Tree Books and Earth Beauty Apothecary in downtown Los Altos. The park will feature turf, seating, chalk and magnet walls, and plants from Los Altos Nursery. Sept. 19, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books and Earth Beauty Apothecary, 265 and 271 State Street, Los Altos.
 

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CSA Hometown Heroes
At this annual event, Community Service Agency will honor their Hometown Heroes, individuals and businesses who have made philanthropic contributions to the agency and the community. This year's heroes are Sally Lieber; YIPEE!, a program of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce; and Google. Sept. 19, 7:15-9 a.m. $45. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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PARK(ing) Day
This event by Landsystems Landscapes will transform parking spaces into a temporary park to inspire conversation about social change, environmental benefits and public spaces. Free coffee and pan dulce will be provided in the morning, and kids activities in the afternoon. Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Landsystems Landscapes, 3113 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
 

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Art & Wine at Foothills Club
Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club will host an event with a diverse exhibit of ten artists' work, wine tasting with Thomas Kruse Winery and a taco bar. All ages are welcome. Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club, 3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Holy Cross cemetery tour
Professor Michael Svanevik will lead a tour through Holy Cross cemetery, where he will talk about prominent figures in Menlo Park's history. Those interested are encouraged to register early, as attendance is limited. Sept. 20, 3:30-5 p.m. $10. Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Festival on the Plaza
The City of Mountain View and the Central Business Association will hold the first Festival on the Plaza, a public event with live Latin music, sangria, beer and food trucks. Sept. 20, noon-6 p.m. Prices vary. Mountain View Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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International Day of Peace Vigil
Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice will hold a candlelight vigil to mark the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) and begin Campaign Nonviolence, a national week of action. The event will include singing, readings and prayer from different traditions. Everyone is welcome. Other events are scheduled for the following week. Sept. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Lytton Plaza, University Avenue and Emerson Street, Palo Alto.
 

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Portola Valley 50th anniversary library event
The Portola Valley library will open its doors to celebrate the Town's 50th anniversary. Attendees will be able to see a 3D printer in action, contribute to a time capsule, build with large Imagination Playground blocks, view exhibits and pose in costumes in the photo booth. Sept. 21, 1-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Santa Clara Corvettes Spectacular car show
Santa Clara Corvettes will hold its 38th annual Corvette Spectacular, where there will be one of the largest collections of Corvettes on the West Coast. There will also be a live band, vendors and a raffle. Registration is 8 a.m. and awards will be given out at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free for spectators. Downtown Los Altos, Main Street, Los Altos.
 

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Fall Sharing Expo
This quarterly event by Transition Palo Alto and Common Ground will welcome community members to share garden produce, arts and crafts supplies, books, toys and clothes. There will also be skills demonstrated including a Permaculture Cafe, grain grinding, water-saving tips and more. Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m. Free. Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Blossom Fall Open House
At Blossom's open house, new and expecting mothers can learn about upcoming events, classes, yoga and available products, as well as meet local doulas and sitters. Discounts and prizes will be given out. Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave, Ste. 120, Palo Alto.
 

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TimeBank Tales: Tai Chi in the Park
linkAges TimeBank and Mike Chan, head instructor at Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto, will host a one-hour tai chi workshop covering basic exercise to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Sept. 23, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park, multi-use bowl area, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Friday Night at The Art Center
The Palo Alto Art Center will hold an opening reception for the exhibit, "I'll Show You Mine: Contemporary Artists Explore Family Portraiture." Sept. 26, 7-10 p.m. Free Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Artistry in Fashion
The Canada College Fashion Department hosts its annual "Artistry in Fashion" event with dozens of designers selling their clothing, jewelry and other fashions. The department will have an open house with student projects on display, and a fashion show will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.

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Redwood City Salsa Festival 2014
Redwood City will hold its annual Salsa Festival with multiple stages of live music -- specifically salsa, latin jazz and reggae -- in addition to the salsa tasting and cooking competition. Sept. 27, noon-7 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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'Another World Is Possible': Peace picnic with Kathy Kelly
To finish the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action, there will be a potluck picnic with special guest Kathy Kelly, who will talk about her summer working with the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Sept. 28, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.

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Emergency Preparedness Home Safety Faire
For this public event there will be more than 20 stations with info on a variety of safety and emergency preparedness topics, including emergency supply kits, bike safety and local resources. Scoop Microcreamery will be on hand, and raffle prizes and free gifts will be given out. Sept. 28, 1-4 p.m. Free. El Carmelo Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

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Bike Palo Alto!
This event organized by Palo Alto Green Teams will include three planned routes with treats and surprises, as well as bike checks, helmet fittings, maps and additional info at the start. All ages are welcome. Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m. Free. El Carmelo Elementary School, 3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

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Gamble Garden Community Day
This free community event will bring together children's activities, horticultural resources, a plant sale, a food truck and more. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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10th Woodside Day of the Horse
The 10th Woodside Day of the Horse will feature a free horse fair with petting zoo, pony rides and Wells Fargo Stagecoach, as well as trail rides. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $40 trail ride; free admission to fair. Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside.