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Saturday Storytime with Bob Barner
For this Children's Book Week event, award-winning author and illustrator Bob Barner will give a Saturday Storytime reading of his latest vivid picture book "Sea Bones." May 9, 2-4 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Wingding Family Fest
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will welcome community members to the Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve to explore nature during its "Wingding Family Fest: A Celebration of Spring and All Things Winged!" May 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Skyline Boulevard, one mile south of the Alpine and Page Mill roads intersection, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Curious George Costume Party
To celebrate Children's Book Week, Books Inc. will hold a Curious George Costume Party where the inquisitive monkey will be on hand and children can participate in themed activities and giveaways. May 9, 2-4 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'Almost' Mother's Day Kids' Concert
The "Almost" Mother's Day Kids' Concert will offer a family performance by Andy Z & the Andyland Band, an inflatable playland and a Mother's Day gift craft activity. The event is sponsored by Redwood City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. May 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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AYSO Menlo Park & Atherton registration
AYSO Menlo Park & Atherton Region 109 will hold walk-in registration days at Hillview Middle School for the coming fall soccer season. Boys and girls new to AYSO or the region are required to attend. Others can register online beginning on May 1. Registration is $150 for the season, or $100 for a kinderleague season. AYSO does not hold tryouts and all are welcome to participate, regardless of ability. May 2 and 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free to attend. Hillview Middle School Library, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park.

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Book signing with author T.A. Barron
T.A. Barron, the author of a popular 12-book series about Merlin, will make an appearance at Linden Tree Books to sign copies of "The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life" and "Atlantis Rising." May 10, 3-3:30 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

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Family Movie Night: 'Indiana Jones'
The Menlo Park Community Services Department will offer a quote-along screening of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark." Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, and there will be an introduction explaining the quote-along elements. May 15, 6-8 p.m. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Parents Place Family Fun Day
Parents Place will hold a family event where attendees can enjoy a toddler fun zone, live music, games and treats. Parents can meet the expert team and participate in mini-workshops on everything from mindfulness to tantrums. May 17, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Lego Day
At the Mountain View Public Library's Lego Day, adults can enjoy building with Lego blocks during lunchtime from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and all ages can join in from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Legos are provided by the library. No registration is required. May 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Paws for Tales
Through this program provided in partnership with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, children ages 5 and older can sign up to read to a trained service dog. Participants must register in advance. Fourth Saturday of the month, Feb. 28-May 23, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Art School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Lego Club
The Portola Valley Library will host weekly meetings of its Lego Club, where all ages can use their imagination in making Lego constructions. Duplo blocks are available for younger builders. Saturdays, April 11-June 13, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Marine Science Camp
The Marine Science Institute will offer summer camps through which children and teens can learn about the biology of the coast and bay through hands-on activities, viewing live animals and educational field trips. Registration begins on Feb. 2. See website for more info. June 15-Aug. 14. Prices start at $415. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.