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Pancake Breakfast - Troop 206 Atherton All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast with Formula 206 Flapjacks, fresh fruit and juices, sausage links, coffee, cocoa and assorted teas. March 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. $5 per adult, $5 for 2 kids (age 10 and under). Visit bsa206.org. Trinity Church Parish Hall, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park.
Portola Valley Broom Pull Participants help pull invasive French broom along Portola Valley roadways on March 9. Bring gloves. Refreshments provided. 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call J. Eastman Email email@example.com. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Exploring the Common Good discussion series Members of the Ladera Community Church will facilitate discussions on topics such as education, health care, the environment and gun control. Sundays Feb. 3-March 17, 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Holly Kennedy at 650-854-5481 or email Holly@Ladera.org or visit ladera.org. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Kids & Families
Afternoon Cow Wow Kids ages 5 and up can help milk Cleo the Cow, hang out with the new baby calf, and learn fun cow facts while they help feed and care for the dairy queen. March 9, 3:30-5 p.m. $25 per person. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills
Bi-lingual Story Time (English-Spanish) Parents can introduce their babies to Spanish with stories, songs and rhymes. March 18, 11-11:30 a.m. Information: Call Kathryn at 650-851-0560 or email portolavalley @smcl.org. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Cheese Please Attendees llearn how to make mozzarella cheese on the farm, search the garden for edible flowers and greens, then create a pita pizza and salad for lunch. Kids-only class; no adult required to attend. March 9, 10 a.m.-noon. $35 per child. Information: Call Lisa Veliz at 650-949-9704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
Gustafer Yellowgold's Rock Melon Tour Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a different multimedia experience. March 13, 4:30 p.m. Call 650-328-2422. Atherton Public Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Introductory Geocaching Family Hike This interactive outing is for families and children (who can hike 3 miles). They join docent Bill Overall and REI Outdoor School instructor Chris Green to search for geocaches, or hidden treasures, using (provided) GPS units. March 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 691-2150 (enter Option 2) or visit openspace.org/activities. Los Trancos Open Space Preserve
Magical Moonshine Puppet Theatre presents the Puppet Man, a traditional European style street theater show for all ages. March 11, 3:45-4:30 p.m. For more information, call Woodside Library at 650-851-0147 or email email@example.com. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
The Lego Club Children ages 5-11 can come with their imaginations to Lego Club. March 16, 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Angela at 650-851-0560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Birds of Bedwelll Bayfront Park Wintering ducks are flying north, while other birds prepare for spring. Attendees can enjoy close-up views of different birds through the scope. Heavy rain cancels. March 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call Chris at 650-325-7841 or email email@example.com or visit friendsofbayfrontpark.org/. Bedwell Bayfront Park, end of Marsh Road at Bayfront Expwy, Menlo Park
Batik: Spectacular Textiles of Java Batik is an artistic tradition of the Indonesian island of Java. This docent lecture and slideshow describes the art of batik that is on exhibit until May 2013 at the Asian Art Museum. March 14, 7-8 p.m. For more information, call Portola Valley Library at 650-851-0560 or email portolavalley @smcl.org. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
The Age of Edison
In late 19th century arguably the most important invention was Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb. The Age of Edison places the story of Edison's in the context of a technological revolution. Ernest Freeberg in conversation with John Hollar. March 7, noon-1 p.m. Visit computerhistory.org/events. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Fracking in California Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" has moved to the forefront of environmental debates in California as the push to tap into the enormous Monterrey Shale gathers steam. March 18, 6:15-8:30 p.m. $15. For more information, call Kendall Webster at 831-419-6668. Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City