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Java with Jerry Hill
Senator Jerry Hill will hold one of his coffee talks at Ada's Cafe, where attendees can chat with him about legislative issues and how they affect the community. No RSVP or appointment is needed. July 31, 8-9 a.m. Free. Ada's Cafe, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Menlo Film Contest
The City of Menlo Park will celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with a film contest asking families, nonprofits, businesses and social clubs to show how parks make life better in Menlo Park. Entries are due by July 31. An event screening the films and giving awards will take place on Aug. 19 at The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School. See website for more info. July 1-31. Free. , , Menlo Park.
 

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Mt. View Taekwondo Festival
At this event hosted by Taekwon Kids in Mountain View, experts from Kosin University, Korea, will give a world-class demonstration of the art and discipline of Taekwondo. Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; prices vary for food. Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Obon Festival
This free public event will allow community members to sample a wealth of cultural and carnival offerings, as well as traditional Japanese and American fare. The festival will be capped by Bon Odori circle dances at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Aug. 1, 5 p.m.; Aug. 2, noon. Free. Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers market, live music and a custom/classic car show. Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Ride with the Library
The Menlo Park Library is planning to hold a 6.1-mile round-trip bike ride between its Alma Street location and its Belle Haven Branch. There will be a book giveaway by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library and bicycle-safety checks offered by Beeline Bikes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Cafe Zoe. Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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International Dance Festival Preview Day
Getting the community ready for the International Dance Festival @ Silicon Valley, this event will offer two classes on Afro-Haitian and Cuban salsa dancing, a free salsa dancing performance and a free coffee tasting hosted by Gaviņa Gourmet Coffee. Aug. 9, noon-5 p.m. $20 two classes; $12.50 one class; free for performance and coffee tasting. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View.

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Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse
At this free family-friendly event, community members can participate in children's crafts and a Victorian tea served in historic Courtroom A, as well as watch reenactors play famous and wealthy residents of the Peninsula during the Victorian era. Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Mountain View Public Library tours
The Mountain View Public Library will offer two tours, one at 1 p.m. acquainting visitors with its physical collections and providing a glimpse behind the scenes, and the other at 1:30 p.m. showing how to take advantage of the library's digital resources. Aug. 13, 1-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Technology Showcase
At this event sponsored by the City of Mountain View, the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View and LinkedIn, local businesses and organizations will share a variety of creative products developed locally. Food trucks will be on hand. Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Sequoia Alumni Association Annual Picnic
The Sequoia High School Alumni Association will host its ninth annual barbecue picnic at the Sequoia High School campus, where there will be campus tours, a performance by the Sequoia Cheerleaders and more. Alumni and the general public are invited. Advance tickets must be reserved by Aug. 7. Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.

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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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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.