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Adult School Fall Session registration
Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School's Fall Session is underway. The session will run from Sept. 1 to Dec. 18. Visit the website for specific class listings and more info. Aug. 14-Sept. 1. Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Drip Irrigation Design, Installation, and Maintenance
This Bay Area Water Conservation Supply Agency (BAWSCA) class will demonstrate water-conserving irrigation strategies and how to assess an irrigation system for upgrades. Basic drip irrigation design and installation, component selection, watering techniques and proper system maintenance will be covered. Registration is required. Sept. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Chair Yoga at Little House
This class at Little House Activity Center will instruct participants in chair yoga, which can help improve flexibility, breathing and circulation and provide pain and stress relief, among other benefits. Thursdays, Aug. 13-Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-noon. $20 drop-in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Fake Food Fest: Mexican Fiesta
This Mountain View Public Library activity will lead community members in sculpting a miniature fiesta of inedible nachos, tacos and more with Fimo, a synthetic clay. All materials will be provided. Participants must be 16 years or older. Sept. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Introduction to Permaculture
This workshop at Common Ground Garden will cover permaculture design, sharing practical ways to grow healthy food, harvest and clean water, reduce one's carbon footprint and build community. Sept. 12, 2-5 p.m. $25. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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Ginger Beer Workshop (Sept. 12)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau covers the method for brewing ginger beer, necessary equipment and successful, safe conditions. Students can taste ginger beer and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a bottle of ginger beer and a jar of ginger bug starter. Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Sept. 12)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Autumn Plant Clinic
At the Autumn Plant Clinic at Gamble Garden, a UC Master Gardener will be on hand to give personal consultations and advice on managing fall garden problems. Gardening and landscaping solutions for Bay Area fall climate and drought issues will be offered. Sept. 12, 9-11 a.m. Free. Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Finding Medical Information Online
This workshop will cover how to find reliable information online about various health conditions and treatments. Topics covered will include whether to trust an information source, how to find reliable sources and where to find help in doing research. Sept. 15, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Free family yoga and meditation classes
Taught by Amitabh Sinha, an experienced instructor and Palo Alto resident, these outdoors yoga and meditation classes at Mitchell Park will provide an opportunity for friends and families to enhance their well-being, relax and meet new people. Tuesdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Bowl, 600 E. Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Foothill College New Student Orientation
Foothill College New Student Orientation offers opportunities to meet other and get all kinds of questions. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Free parking is also available in Lot 1. Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free in advance. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Foothill College Parent Orientation
Foothill College will hold a Parent Orientation event, where both parents and students can hear about the many programs and services available through the college. Sept. 16, 6 p.m. Free admission. Foothill College, Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201), 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Sept. 23)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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ReBoot: Accelerator for Women
This eight-week program will lead women in re-engaging confidently in the workforce. Exercises will help participants refine their career goals and expand their knowledge of current office technologies. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-noon. $995. GSVlabs, 425 Broadway, Redwood City.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Sept. 26)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Community Jazz Jam
At this event for intermediate to advanced jazz musicians, Community School for Music and Arts faculty and volunteers will arrange players into combos based on experience level. Vocalists are welcome. Those interested should email the organizers (csmajazz@arts4all.org) two weeks prior to the session, providing their name, instrument and years of experience. Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m. $20 at the door. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Ginger Beer Workshop (Oct. 10)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau covers the method for brewing ginger beer, necessary equipment, and successful, safe conditions. Students can taste ginger beer and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a bottle of ginger beer and a jar of ginger bug starter. Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Oct. 10)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Oct. 28)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Let's Knit a Sweater class
This class suited for intermediate knitters will guide students in making their own sweaters, helping in choosing patterns and yarn, measuring gauge and putting on the finishing touches. Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. $119. Arrillaga Family Recreational Center, 600 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Lipreading class at Avenidas
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will offer help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Mondays, Sept. 21-Dec. 7, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 425 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

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Lipreading class in Menlo Park
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will offer help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Tuesdays, Sept. 22-Dec. 8, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Write Your Life Story memoir class
Taught by local author and writer Phyllis Butler, this weekly class held at Deborah's Palm will assist students in discovering their own voice while writing creatively about their lives. Thursdays, Aug. 13-Dec. 17, noon-1 p.m. $50 series of four classes; $15 drop in. Deborah's Palm Women's Center, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Fall Mountain View Tennis group classes
This fall Mountain View Tennis will hold group tennis classes for a variety of ages at skill levels at tennis courts throughout the city. Classes begin on Sept. 5. Visit the website for more info. Sept. 5-Dec. 18. Class prices vary. Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman Park and Cooper Tennis Courts, Mountain View.
 

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Yoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kundalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.