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Benefits/FundraisersAround The World, Bollywood-Style
This fundraiser for My Impact, a nonprofit educating and supporting individuals and families coping with Phenylketonuria (PKU), will include dinner, an auction, live entertainment and prizes. Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m. $20-$25. The Menu Indian Cuisine, 2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.
This Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter fundraiser will include Halloween costume contest for dogs, with prizes awarded, as well as classic Halloween music and snacks available from the Chez Franc food truck and Rick's Ice Cream. The event is also sponsored by the City of Palo Alto. Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park, The Bowl, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
The 10th annual Artistry Faire, a fundraising event for the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, will feature Asian-influenced handmade arts and crafts, including fiber arts, jewelry, home decor, pottery, glass, ornaments, candy, Japanese dolls, kimonos, holiday gifts and more. Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto .
Benefits/FundraisersHalloween Bark for Life
Halloween Bark for Life, an event celebrating dogs and and their caregiving qualities, will benefit Relay for Life of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The family-friendly event will include a trick or treat walk, a photo booth and vendors. Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 10 per dog, 20 per dog family Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton.
Benefits/FundraisersTheta Breakers Run for the Children
The Stanford chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority will host the 29th Annual Theta Breakers Run for the Children, a 5 and 10K run on Stanford campus. Proceeds go to Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, an organization supporting foster children. Register online at Active.com or on race day. Oct. 26, 8 a.m. $25 general; $20 Stanford affiliate. Stanford Campus, PAC 12 Plaza, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersKainos Luncheon & Fall Fashion Show
This fifth annual event will help to raise funds for Kainos, a Redwood City-based nonprofit that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $95. Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.
Benefits/FundraisersVIP Reception at Foothill College
The Foothill College Commission and Rotary Club of Los Altos will welcome donors to a celebration of the newly remodeled Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. Aaron Glantz, reporter from the Center for Investigative Reporting, will be the keynote speaker. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Oct. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. $25 suggested donation; $3 parking. Foothill College Veterans Resource Center, Room 5403, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Benefits/FundraisersAbilities United Authors Luncheon
For this annual fundraising event, Diane Ackerman, LeUyen Pham, Maggie Shipstead and David Thomson will discuss their work, share stories about their writing experiences and reveal their inspirations. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $175 general. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersRace Against PH
The 14th annual Race Against PH will draw community members to Stanford campus to run or walk a 5K and raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension, a blood vessel disorder that affects adults and children. Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m. See website for registration fees. Stanford University Pac-12 Plaza, Galvez Street and Nelson Road, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersJunior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement's annual fundraiser will celebrate the role of Bay Area business executives in the success of students in the organization's programs. Contact Junior Achievement for additional information. Nov. 6, 5 p.m. $375 general; table and other prices offered. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersHoliday Gift Boutique
This event at All Saints Episcopal Church will include 20 vendors offering jewelry, bath and body care products, wooden creations and artwork from Nicaragua and the Orient. The event will benefit scholarships for students in southeast Mexico. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersDodgeball Fundraiser Tournament
The Silicon Valley Dodgeball Charity Challenge will raise money for Project WeHOPE, a nonprofit homeless shelter serving the Palo Alto area. The event will also include a raffle, silent auction and food. Those interested can sign up as a team or individual. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $50. Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto YMCA, 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersFriends of the Palo Alto Library book sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will offer its next monthly sale of thousands of gently used books and media, to benefit Palo Alto libraries. The children's and bargain rooms open at 10 a.m. on Saturday; on Sunday, the bargain room is 50 percent off or $5 per bag. Nov. 8 and 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.