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VA Day
The Peninsula Vet Center invites all veterans and their dependents to join it and other community partners -- including Veterans Administration Medical Care, Veterans Benefits Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Development Department and others -- for a VA Day celebration. June 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 63rd Regional Support Command, 230 R.T. Jones Road, Mountain View.

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Little House 4th of July Celebration
Little House Activity will hold a 4th of July Celebration in its newly renovated courtyard, where there will be a large spread of food and live entertainment by St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band. RSVP is requested. July 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $7. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: He Said, She Said
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by He Said, She Said. July 3, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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4th of July Parade & Celebration
The City of Menlo Park's annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration will include a parade through downtown, jumpies, games, crafts, face-painting, rock walls, laser tag and live music by Mustache Harbor. The event is sponsored by Facebook. Wristbands can be purchased in advance at the Arrillaga Gymnasium. July 4, 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $7 writstband for some activities. Burgess Park, Alma Street and Burgess Drive, Menlo Park.

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Sew Sew Saturday
The Mountain View Public Library invites community members to come by on Saturday mornings to use its four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger. Appointments are required. Saturdays, April 4-July 4, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Adult Storytime: Isabel Allende
At this month's story time for grown-ups at the Mountain View Public Library, a librarian will read aloud "The House of Spirits" and other stories by Isabel Allende. RSVP is optional. July 7, 7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Library Tours
The Mountain View Public Library will offer tours of its physical and virtual collections. The building tour will begin at 6 p.m. in the first floor lobby, and the virtual tour will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor computer center. July 9, 6-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a custom/classic car show. July 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Friends of the Palo Alto Library Used Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next monthly sale of 50,000 gently used books and media. On Saturday, 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. July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Authors Margaret C. Murray and Shelley Buck
At this event featuring WriteWords Press authors from the Bay Area, Margaret C. Murray will share her gripping novel "Spiral" and Shelley Buck her memoir of adventure, "East: A Woman on the Road to Kathmandu." July 16, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Edible Garden Tour
The ninth annual Edible Garden Tour will celebrate edible gardening on the Peninsula and showcase home gardens with mini-orchards, water catchment, veggies and other features. July 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$35. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Connoisseurs' Marketplace
Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the 29th annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace will feature 200 artists, a culinary arts corner, entertainment, a kids' creative corner and more. July 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admisson. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a custom/classic car show. July 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Los Altos High School Class of '65 50th Reunion
The Los Altos High School Class of '65 will hold a 50th reunion celebration, with a handful of events including a gathering at the Alpine Inn, a luau, a hike at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and more. Visit the website for more information. July 24-27, , Alpine Inn, a private residence and other locations, Portola Valley and Los Altos.
 

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Author Linda Lambert on 'A Rapture of Ravens'
Award-winning local author Linda Lambert will read from and talk about the finale to her Justine Trilogy, "A Rapture of Ravens: Awakening in Taos." July 30, reads and discusses the latest sizzling installment in her Justine Trilogy, A Rapture of Ravens: Awakening in Taos. 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a custom/classic car show. Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Mark Russo & the Classy Cats
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Mark Russo & the Classy Cats. Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings
Bay Area choral singers can join Schola Cantorum for its weekly Summer Sings, during which participants can sing great works under the baton of respected Bay Area choral conductors. Mondays, July 13-Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. $13 general; free for ages 25 and under with student ID. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
The 34th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will boast over 300 high-quality artists, Italian street painting, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, gourmet food and the Kids' Art Studio. Aug. 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission and parking. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto .
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Smorgaschord
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Smorgaschord. Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and homeless individuals, including information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and homeless individuals, including information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Second Saturday: Art in the Baylands
Each month, Environmental Volunteers will open the upper deck to artists, offering a unique vantage point for painting, drawing or sketching. Space is limited to four artists and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.