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Preschool Activity Hour
At this family event at the San Mateo County History Museum, preschool-age children will make vegetable collages for taking home and listen to the story "Up, Down and Around" in the "Nature's Bounty" exhibit gallery. Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
 

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Children's Story Time
BookBuyers will welcome to the store a local preschool teacher, who will lead children on a fun exploration of literature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sept. 5, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Story Time with Don and Audrey Wood
Audrey and Don Wood -- creators of the bestseller "The Napping House," the Caldecott Honor-winning "King Bidgood's in the Bathtub" and other children's books -- will visit Kepler's to share their latest, "The Full Moon at the Napping House." Attendees are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Sept. 11, 6 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

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Car Seat Safety class
Michelle Tsai, former Consumer Reports Child Safety Expert and current owner of Kids in Car Seats, will inform parents about safety in and round cars, as well as offer tips for save travel with children. Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $40. DayOne Baby, 552 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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Blossom's Fall Open House
Blossom Birth Services will hold an open house, providing a glimpse at its classes, yoga offerings, library and community resources. Visitors can check out Beanstalk, a baby and maternity retail/resale boutique, win door prizes, listen to info sessions, see demonstrations, and more. Those interested in attending should RSVP online for particular sessions. Sept. 13, noon-5 p.m. Free. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
 

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Babies & Books Storytime
This Portola Valley event for babies up to 18 months old will include rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Age-appropriate toys will be available to play with at the end of story time. Sept. 14, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Lego Day
At this monthly event at the Mountain View Public Library, adults can spend their lunchtime playing with Lego blocks and relaxing with others from 12:30-1:30 p.m. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., all ages are welcome to join in the building fun. No registration is required; Lego blocks will be provided. Sept. 17, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Children's Story Time
BookBuyers will welcome to the store a local preschool teacher, who will lead children a fun exploration of literature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sept. 5, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Wild Cat Adventure
The children's educational program Wild Cat Adventure will feature five live wild cats from around the world. Information about each species will be shared with the audience. Cats that may appear include the cheetah, black leopard, ocelot, fishing cat and Geoffroy's cat. Sept. 20, 2-3 p.m. $5 for children under age 12; $10 adult. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

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Train Days at Los Altos History Museum
A community favorite, this two-day event will return to share the joys of model railroading. Visitors will see elaborate layouts; intricate scenery; and engines and theme cars with steam, lights and sound. Sept. 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 person. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

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Graphic novelist Ben Hatke on 'Little Robot'
Ben Hatke -- an artist, writer and creator of the Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels -- will chat with author Gene Luen Yang about Hatke's newest graphic novel "Little Robot." Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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International Storytime
This weekly event at Blossom Birth Services for babies (pre-crawlers only) will expose them to international languages through stories read aloud. The event is also allows attendees to meet other families. Tuesdays, July 14-Sept. 26, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 nonmember; free for members. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
 

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Toddler Storytime in Portola Valley
These weekly Portola Valley Library events for toddlers 18 to 36 months old will offer songs, stories and movement activities that encourage children to listen and read. Age-appropriate toys will be available at the end of each session. A special activity will follow the story time on the third Tuesday of the month. Tuesdays, Sept. 1-29, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Storyteller John Weaver
The Menlo Park Library's storyteller John Weaver will share his comedic versions of fables and folklore, all told without a book. The events are recommended for those in grade school and older. First Thursday of the month, Sept. 3-Dec. 3, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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Family Painting Workshop
This one-day workshop for families (ages 4 and up) will introduce basic painting techniques while participants create artwork to take home. All materials and instruction will be provided. Parent or caregiver attendance is required. Dec. 5, 3-5 p.m. $75 one family. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Yoga and Mindfulness Classes for Children
Held twice weekly in Mountain View, these classes for children will provide opportunities for quiet sitting meditation, movement and asana practice, music and play, and relaxation in a supportive environment. Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 24-Dec. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $20 drop in; class passes available. Silicon Valley Shambhala Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, #110, Mountain View.

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Playhouse Series: 'Snow White'
As part of its Playhouse Series, offering plays specifically for ages 2 to 6, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre will offer 3 performances of "Snow White." Local high school performers will create an interactive experience on the Magic Castle stage. Sept. 19 and 20, 10-10:45 a.m. $10 child; $12 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.