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Family and KidsNursery School and Kindergarten Open House
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula will hold a summer open house for interested families to meet teachers, tour the new play garden and see the Nursery School and Kindergarten classrooms. Aug. 19, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Waldorff School of the Peninsula, Los Altos Campus, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos.
Family and KidsScience Club: Optical illusions
This meeting of the Portola Valley Library Science Club will lead participants ages 5 and up in creating optical illusions and conducting color experiments. Please contact the library to register. Aug. 20, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsJump for Joy Music
Jump for Joy Music will hold a musical program with a variety of instruments and humor that celebrates reading, music and the arts. Aug. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsImagination Playground Party
The Portola Valley Library will host an event with Imagination Playground blocks. People of all ages are welcome to play and build with these safe, oversized blocks. Aug. 21, 5-6 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsOutdoor painting summer camp
The Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold an outdoor painting camp called "Portrait of the Bay" for intermediate students from age 7 to 13. High-quality art materials will be provided. August 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Baylands Nature Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsArt School of San Francisco Bay summer camps
This summer the Art School of San Francisco Bay will offer art camps for all levels. They include Plein Air for beginners and advanced students, Portrait painting and Art History Applied. Participants will learn valuable artistic skills and enjoy the creative environment. Both half and full-day camps are offered. Monday-Friday, June 16-August 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Family and KidsBabies and Books Storytime
This weekly event for ages 3 and under will include rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Mondays, Aug. 4-25, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsCreatures of the Marsh Tour
Environmental Volunteers will hold an event to teach community members about the types of animals and organisms that live in the San Francisco Bay's marshlands. The program will include a hands-on activity and a walking tour. Aug. 31, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Voluteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsToddler Storytime
The Portola Valley Lirary will hold weekly story time events for children ages 18 to 36 months, with songs, stories and movement activities. A craft activity will follow the story time on Sept. 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsToddler Storytime
Story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years will be held each Tuesday at the Portola Valley Library, with songs, stories and movement activities. A craft activity will follow story time on Sept. 16. Tuesdays, Aug. 5-26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.