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Family and Kids

Peter Pan Puppet Show
The Menlo Park Library will welcome Tony Borders, magical ventriloquist, who will perform a show entitled "Peter Pan: Hero of Imagination!" The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. July 29, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

Family and Kids

Fancy Nancy Storytime Party
This Books Inc. family event best suited for girls and boys ages 2 to 7 will include readings of bestselling "Fancy Nancy" titles, themed activities and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear fancy outfits. July 29, 10:30 a.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

Family and Kids

'Bingo Schmingo Music'
The Menlo Park Library will present a performance by Kathleen Rushing called "Bingo Schmingo Music," a lively, language-based family show full of interactive songs, stories, rhyme and dance. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Aug. 1, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

Family and Kids

Lyme Prevention Race: Tick Trailblaze
At this event held by Sasquatch Racing and the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, participants can run a 5K, 10K, half marathon or family-friendly 1K to raise awareness of Lyme disease. Attendees will enjoy beautiful views and trails and a festive post-race experience including music, massages, microbrews and family activities. Picnics are welcome. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $35-$90; free for non-racers. Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside.
 

Family and Kids

Family bike and traffic safety rodeo
St. Timothy's Episcopal Preschool will offer a free bike rodeo aimed at improving children's bike safety and confidence. Preschoolers can participate in a pedestrian course about safety around cars. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can bring their bikes and helmets for an interactive traffic safety course. Aug. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
 

Family and Kids

Paralympic Sports Day for Kids
All children, whether they have a disability or not, are invited tor try some adaptive sports and activities, including goalball, sitting volleyball, archery, table tennis, relay races, an obstacle course and a climbing wall. A free barbecue lunch will also be offered. RSVP is requested by Aug. 3. Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way, Menlo Park.
 

Family and Kids

EHP's Community Blockfest 2015
The Ecumenical Hunger Program will celebrate 40 years of service to the community at its annual Blockfest event. There will be a community resource fair, entertainment, children's activities, local vendor booths, a raffle and other festivities. Aug. 8. Free. Ecumenical Hunger Program, 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto.

Family and Kids

Friends of the Palo Alto Library Used Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next monthly sale of thousands of gently used books and media. The children's and bargain rooms will open early at 10 a.m., with the rest opening at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the bargain room will be 50 percent off, or $5 per bag. Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Family and Kids

Mad Science of the Bay Area
At this event sponsored by the Friends of the Atherton Library, Mad Science will teach children ages 5 and up about how special effects in movies are made. Aug. 10, 3-3:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

Family and Kids

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. See website for more info. June 15-Aug. 14. Prices start at $415. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.

Family and Kids

Puppet Art Theater: 'Cinderella'
Puppet Art Theater will present a special "Dad and Me" puppet show. The event is offered in partnership with the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County. All are welcome. Aug. 17, 7-7:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

Family and Kids

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time
At these weekly Portola Valley Library events, parents can connect with their infants through singing, dancing, reading and playing. The event is best suited for babies up to 18 months old, but older children are welcome, too. Mondays, Aug. 3-17, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Family and Kids

Magical Bridge Summer Entertainment Series
During this summer series at the Magical Bridge Playground, Bay Area artists will provide music and entertainment. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy with the shows. Fridays, July 10-Aug. 28, 5-7 p.m. Free. Magical Bridge Playground, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

Family and Kids

International Storytime
This weekly event at Blossom Birth Services for babies (pre-crawlers only) will expose them to international languages through stories read aloud. The event is also allows attendees to meet other families. Tuesdays, July 14-Sept. 26, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 nonmember; free for members. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.