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MVLA School District Student Art Show
Covington and Loyola elementary school students will share their drawings, sculptures and paintings in this show presented by the volunteer art education group Los Altos Art Docents. April 2, 6-8 p.m. Free. Los Altos Art Docents, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.
 

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Youth suicide prevention roundtable
The Mental Health Association of San Francisco will bring together youth, parents, public service providers, corporate leaders and educators for a community roundtable, focusing on the "social pressures" faced by young people, youth-driven suicide prevention and social entrepreneurship. April 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. 500 Startups, Mountain Bay Plaza, 444 Castro St., #1200, Mountain View.
 

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Free peer counseling consultations
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will offer free 30-minute consultations where people facing housing issues and other life challenges can receive advice and information about resources for basic needs and other services. There are no income restrictions. RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are also welcome. April 2, May 7 and June 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayrim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: David Landon Band
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by the David Landon Band. April 3, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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3rd annual Plant Exchange
The Mountain View Public Library will host its third annual Plant Exchange, where community members can trade excess plants from pruning or culling for other new ones. April 4, noon-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Easter at Rosewood Sand Hill
Rosewood Sand Hill's Madera restaurant will hold a special holiday brunch for Easter, featuring a three-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Peter Rudolph. The hotel will also offer an Easter cookie decorating activity, visits from the Easter bunny and a petting zoo on the Vista Lawn, benefiting the Palo Alto Humane Society. April 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $90 three-course menu; half price for children. Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

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linkAges TimeBank Orientation
This event will introduce community members to linkAges TimeBank, a neighborhood service-exchange network that enables people to share interests and skills and help one another. April 7, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Cool Product Expo
The Cool Product Expo (CPX) will share the creations of entrepreneurs and innovators from startups, university research labs, research and development projects from global manufacturers, and local design studios. April 8, noon-6 p.m. Free. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford.
 

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Author Daniel Rechtschaffen on 'The Way of Mindful Education'
Daniel Rechtschaffen, marriage and family therapist and founder of the Mindful Education Institute, will discuss his book "The Way of Mindful Education." April 8, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.

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Mountain View library tours
The Mountain View Public Library will hold two tours, the first an e-book tour at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor training center, and the second a tour of the physical collections and operations at 6:30 p.m.. April 9, 6-7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Sequoia High School International Festival
This festival will celebrate the community's multiculturalism and the passions of the school's students. There will be film screenings, stage acts, games and snacks available from food trucks. April 11, 2-6 p.m. Free admission. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.

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Fiesta Canada
Canada College will hold a family-friendly celebration of the school's cultural diversity. There will be live music, performances, arts and crafts booths, food and more at the school's campus. April 11, noon-6 p.m. Free. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.
 

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Author Peter Stangl on 'Painted Pebbles'
Peter Stangl will talk about his memoir "Painted Pebbles," which follows him as a young man and witness to the rise of Nazism, World War II, Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and the 1956 Hungarian uprising. April 15, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Yom HaShoah V'HaGevurah: Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage
This year's South Peninsula Yom HaShoah V'HaGevurah service will focus on the theme of "Liberation: The 70th Anniversary," exploring the time immediately following liberation and the complex responses of Holocaust survivors. The ceremony will include inter-generational song, music, prayer, readings, artwork and a speech by Consul General of Israel Dr. Andy David. April 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Lego Day
During Lego Day at the Mountain View Public Library, adults can enjoy lunch while playing with Legos from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; afterward, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., all ages can participate. No registration is required. Third Thursday of the month, Jan. 15-April 16, 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Author Leila Sales on 'This Song Will Save Your Life'
Not Your Mother's Book Club will welcome children's book editor and author Leila Sales, who will mark the paperback release of her novel about friendship and the power of music, "This Song Will Save Your Life." April 20, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Human Relations Commission Civility Roundtable
The City of Mountain View's Human Relations Commission will hold a community dialogue about effective relations between the police and residents entitled "How Can We Prevent Ferguson from Happening in Mountain View?" The event will include a discussion moderated by Supervisor Joe Simitian and breakout sessions with the Mountain View Mediation Project and the League of Women Voters. April 22, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Downtown Spring Family Parade
Mountain View's 37th annual Downtown Spring Family Parade will begin at Villa Street and travel down Castro Street to Pioneer Park, where there will be after-parade activities. This year's theme is "Around the World in Mountain View." April 25, noon-3 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street and Pioneer Park, Mountain View.

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Gamble Garden Spring Tour: 'There is No Place Like Home'
Gamble Garden will hold its 30th anniversary Spring Tour, emphasizing the theme "There is No Place Like Home." Attendees can admire the five gardens selected for this year, as well as activities at Gamble Garden. April 24 and 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 member; $35 nonmember. Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Trio Sol de Mexico
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Trio Sol de Mexico. May 1, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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May Fete Children's Parade
The City of Palo Alto will hold the 93rd annual May Fete Children's Parade in downtown Palo Alto, with this year's theme of "No Space to Alienate" to encourage acceptance and fight bullying. Visit the website to sign up or learn more about the event. May 2, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue, Palo Alto.

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Author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston on 'Farewell to Manzanar'
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of the memoir "Farwell to Manzanar," which tells of her time as a child in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, will make in appearance in Menlo Park. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. May 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
 

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A La Carte & Art
This annual festival will combine live music, a juried show with 225 artists, a classic car show, a farmers' market and a children's area. There will also be home and garden and health and wellnes displays, as well as food and drink including microbrews, wine and sangria. May 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Free peer counseling consultations
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will offer free 30-minute consultations where people facing housing issues and other life challenges can receive advice and information about resources for basic needs and other services. There are no income restrictions. RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are also welcome. April 2, May 7 and June 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayrim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Hootenanny
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Hootenanny. June 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Free peer counseling consultations
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will offer free 30-minute consultations where people facing housing issues and other life challenges can receive advice and information about resources for basic needs and other services. There are no income restrictions. RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are also welcome. April 2, May 7 and June 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayrim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: He Said, She Said
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by He Said, She Said. July 3, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Sew Sew Saturday
The Mountain View Public Library invites community members to come by on Saturday mornings to use its four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger. Appointments are required. Saturdays, April 4-July 4, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Mark Russo & the Classy Cats
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Mark Russo & the Classy Cats. Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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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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Concert on the Plaza: Smorgaschord
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Smorgaschord. Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro 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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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.