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Back to Basics Fermentation
Lisa's Counter Culture Kitchen will hold a workshop teaching participants how to make fermented and probiotic foods at home. Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $60. Lisa's Counter Culture Private Kitchen, address provided upon registration., Palo Alto.
 

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Beginning Clothing Construction
In this Canada College course, students will learn to use a sewing machine and do pattern manipulation to make basic pieces of clothing, including T-shirts, in a supportive environment. Tuesdays, Jan. 27-May 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $138 (plus supplies and student fees). Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.

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Math Olympiad classes
Menlo Park will offer small Math Olympiad classes, designed to foster a love of math and build analytical skills, for ages 7 to 8 and 9 to 11. Fridays, Jan. 23-March 13, 4-5 p.m. (ages 7-8), 5:15-6:15 p.m. (ages 9-11). $224 resident; $301 non-resident; plus $15 materials fee. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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Partner yoga workshop
This workshop will teach participants how to do yoga poses with the help of a partner. No prior experience is necessary, and those interested can sign up alone or with a partner. Feb. 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $20-$25. Menlo Pilates & Yoga, 1011 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Cash for College Day
Foothill College will hold a Cash for College Day workshop for current and potential college students and their parents, where they can receive help in completing financial aid forms, including FAFSA. Reservation is not required. Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Foothill College, Middlefied Campus, Building I, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Ukulele play and sing along session
Brad Jones will lead ukulele players of all levels and ages in learning songs to play and sing for friends and family. Participants should bring their ukuleles. Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Digital T-shirt workshop
This Mountain View Public Library workshop will lead participants in adding pockets to T-shirts, downloading moving wallpapers to smartphones and then combining them to create customized looks for Valentine's Day or other occasions. Feb. 9, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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A Heart-Felt Program
This craft workshop at the Mountain View Public Library will teach participants to make two hearts, one by needle felting and one by hand-sewing. Space is limited, and registration is required. Feb. 10, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Monster Pencils & Love Bugs workshop
This craft workshop will guide participants in making "Monster Pencils" and "Love Bugs" in preparation for Valentine's Day. Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Storytelling for Beginners
In this six-week class, Enid Davis, a local expert in storytelling, will lead students in finding stories to tell and using voice and gestures effectively. No memorization is needed, and skills learned can be used at family gatherings or while volunteering. Thursdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 12, 3-4:15 p.m. $35 Avenidas member; $40 nonmember. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

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All About Blueberries class
Master Gardener Candace Simpson will discuss how to successfully grow blueberries locally -- covering the different types, planting, feeding, watering, pruning and harvesting. Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Your Mysterious Mind workshops
Dr. Chris Schriner will lead a two-part workshop series called "Your Mysterious Mind: New Insights into Baffling Enigmas," looking at questions about conscious experience. Sundays, Feb. 8 and 15, 12:15-2 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Sustainable Home Vegetable Gardening
This class will help community members to set up an environmentally responsible vegetable and herb garden that produces each month of the year. Numerous sustainable garden practices for vegetables in Santa Clara County will be covered throughout the course. Advance registration is required. Feb. 10-March 17, 7-9 p.m. $87. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Creating a Native Garden in a Parking Strip
This California Native Plant Society event will share with community members how to transform a grass or concrete parking strip into a home for native plants. Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Youth video production camp
KMVT will offer a weeklong video production camp for youth, in which they will about screenwriting, camera work, lighting, directing, acting and editing while making their own production. The final product will be aired on KMVT 15; students will receive a copy on DVD to take home. Feb. 16-20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $369. KMVT 15 Community Televsision, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.

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Backyard Bee Keeping workshop
Beekeeper Kendal Sager will lead a workshop on backyard beekeeping, providing all the essential info and resources one needs to get started. Participants must be age 13 or older. Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-noon. $20. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Yoga with Surfer Mike
Surfer Mike will lead a weekly course in yoga and meditation with the goal of fostering inner peace and well-being. All ages and levels are welcome. Jan. 5-March 13, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $90-$99. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Persuasive writing and reading courses
Based on Common Core standards, these courses will lead students in developing their own voices through reading and writing persuasive pieces. Saturdays, Jan. 24-March 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (ages 7-8); 10:45-11:45 a.m. (ages 9-11). $224 resident; $301 non-resident; plus $25 materials fee. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Pilates Cardiocamp
Pilates Cardiocamp, offered three times weekly, will help seek to help participants develop better posture, a stronger back and ab muscles. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-March 16, 7-8 a.m. Prices vary; free week offered. Woodside Town Hall , 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside.

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Field work in Ireland info sessions
These events will provide information on the Foothill College Ireland Field Study Program, a four-week archaeology and anthropology project taking place this July at Ballintober Castle. See the website for more details. Jan 21, Feb. 18 and March 18, noon and 6 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Movers and Shakers Pre-Toddler Class
This PlaySteps class for babies approximately 5 to 12 months old, and their parents and caretakers, will encourage movement and play in order to develop strength, balance and coordination. Tuesdays, Jan. 6-March 24, 10-10:45 a.m. $154 Menlo Park resident; $207 nonresident. Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center, 849 Menlo Ave., Menlo Park.

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Danceation fitness classes
In these classes offered by Danceation, European pop star and choreographer Heath Hunter will lead participants in high-energy fitness and dance workouts. The fitness class will be held at 9 a.m. and the ballet workout class at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21-March 25, 9-11 a.m. $15 drop in; $100 for 10-class pack; first class is free. American Legion, 347 1st St., Los Altos.

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Joyful Korean School classes
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about Korean language and culture. Fridays, September-June, 5-7 p.m. $300/semester. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.