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Friday Nights @ CHM: Redwood Roots
This Computer History Museum event will feature live music from Redwood Roots -- a Bay Area band that draws from soul, rock, reggae and fusion genres. There will also be food trucks courtesy of Off the Grid (5-8 p.m.) and half off general admission to the museum (6-9 p.m.). Feb. 12, 5-9 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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Chinese New Year celebration
The Stanford Shopping Center will celebrate Chinese New Year with live entertainment by the US Chinese Dance Association, a special appearance by Godiva Chocolatier and three craft activities at the Center Pavilion. Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.
 

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Q&A session: Mountain View Poet Laureate
At this informational event, community members will learn about the Mountain View Poet Laureate position, including what is involved and how both the city and poet laureate can benefit. Feb. 18, 7-8 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Author/Poet Open Mic Night
BookBuyers in Mountain View will welcome authors, poets and storytellers to read and share their works. The event is open to writers of all experience levels. Feb. 18, 8-9 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Meet & Move Info Session
This event will provide information about Meet & Move, a free "walk and talk" program designed specifically for adult family caregivers. The program connects those who understand the challenges involved with caring for an ailing family member of friend. Feb. 18, 10-11 a.m. Free. Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, 270 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
 

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On The Town Gala with Peninsula Symphony
Peninsula Symphony will host an evening with Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly's biographer and wife, who give a multimedia presentation about his life. The event will include bidding on silent auction packages, live music from Peninsula Symphony musicians and dinner. Feb. 20, 5:30-10 p.m. $125 individual; $1,000 table of 10. Palo Alto Events Center, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Chinese New Year Celebration Event
This festive event will showcase Chinese art, culture and foods through performances and exhibition booths, including Chinese music and dance, brush painting, calligraphy, dumpling making and more. Organized by the Palo Alto Neighborhood WeChat group and the Palo Alto Chinese Parents' Club, the event aims to facilitate communication and friendship among Palo Alto residents. Feb. 21, 2-5 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Coloring for Grown-ups
The Mountain View Public Library will hold an adults-only coloring event, following the latest trend in stress relief. A selection of coloring sheets designed for adults, as well as colored pencils and crayons, will be provided. Feb. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Lunar New Year Celebration
Redwood City, its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, and Redwood City International will host the 6th annual Lunar New Year Celebration, where there will be lion dancers, red panda acrobats, martial artists, taiko drummers and other live performances. There will also be a free arts and crafts area for children. Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Blossom Beanstalk Rummage Sale
This regular event at Blossom Birth Services will offer maternity, baby clothes and items at rummage sale prices. Proceeds will provide services and classes from Blossom to underprivileged new mothers and their babies. Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
 

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Interior Design Tours of Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford will hold pre-opening tours of its newly-constructed 52,000-square foot facility. As part of a year-long partnership with the San Francisco Design Center, 48 Bay Area designers have transformed the space into an oasis for families with critically ill children. Thursday-Monday, Feb. 13-28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $35 single ticket; $10 childrens donation. Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, 510 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto.

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Blossom's Spring Open House
Blossom Birth Services will hold a spring open house, where visitors can learn about its classes, yoga offerings, library and community resources. There will be door prizes, info sessions, free demonstrations and available discounts. Beanstalk, its baby and maternity retail and resale boutique, will be open. March 20, noon-5 p.m. Free. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.

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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
Hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will bring to University Avenue 300 talented artisans, Italian street painting, an art studio for children, entertainment, gourmet food, and wine and microbrews. Aug. 27 and 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue, Palo Alto.