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Benefits/FundraisersSpring Forward 5K/10K
The Spring Forward 5K/10K run will help to raise funds for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, whose programs help impoverished community members. April 18, 8-11 a.m. $40 5K or 10K; $15 children's run. Microsoft Campus, 1065 La Avenida St., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersFriends of the Woodside Library Book Sale
This event hosted by the Friends of the Woodside Library will feature many gently used books ranging from bestsellers to foreign language books, children's favorites and cookbooks. All proceeds benefit the library. April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Benefits/FundraisersAAUW Bridge Party Benefit
The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a fundraiser event with ACBL-sanctioned duplicate and party bridge, as well as a Tripoli table and a silent auction with donated items. Money raised will provide scholarships for girls to attend Tech Trek Science Camp at Stanford University. April 25, 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersStanford baseball vs. UCLA
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, families can support autism services and research at Stanford University by watching the Stanford baseball team play University of California, Los Angeles. Donations and proceeds from ticket and T-shirt sales will go toward research, therapies and family services for both children and adults. April 26, 1-3 p.m. Prices vary (donations accepted). Klein Field at Sunken Diamond, 151 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersStyle 2015 independent fashion sale and benefit
An exclusive two-day show, Style 2015 will bring together jewelry, textile and accessory designs from over 50 local and international artists. The event will benefit the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Cancer Survivorship Program. April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $8 online early bird; $10 at the door. Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View Center, 701 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersMenlo Park Relay for Life Kickoff
This event will provide information about the upcoming Menlo Park Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraising event that supports research on cancer treatment and cures. Refreshments will be served. April 29, 5-7 p.m. Free. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 748 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersCircle of Support Luncheon
Leslie Morgan Steiner, an advocate for victims of domestic violence and bestselling author, will speak at the 12th annual Circle of Support Luncheon. The event will benefit Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley. Tasneem Ismailji, M.D., M.P.H., a domestic violence prevention researcher and educator, will be honored at the event. Advance registration is required. May 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (donations accepted at event). Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersSpring Forward: Rally for Riekes
The Riekes Center, a Menlo Park nonprofit in its 41st year of operation, will hold its seventh Rally for Riekes fundraiser. The center offers art, fitness and nature programs for students of all ages, 30 percent of which receive scholarships. May 2, 5:45-9 p.m. $175 (dinner included). Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way, North Fair Oaks.
Benefits/FundraisersLauren's House Chess Tournament
Lauren's House 4 Positive Change Chess Club will host its first Chess Tournament for youth in first through 12th grade. The chess club offers underprivileged children the chance to build confidence and exercise their critical and analytical thinking skills. May 3, 1-5 p.m. $20. Eastside Prep School, 1041 Myrtle St., East Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersRelay for Life
During this community event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, teams will raise funds for cancer survivor support and cancer research while walking, enjoying food and entertainment, and camping out. Registration is requested. May 2 and 3, 1 p.m.-9 a.m. Free. Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersKara 2015 Spring Fundraiser: 'My Yellow Balloon' Live
This fundraising supporting crucial services offered by Kara will include silent and live auctions, fund-a-need, food and drink, and a presentation by Tiffany Papageorge, author of "My Yellow Balloon." May 16, 4-7 p.m. $100. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersWine, Women & Shoes
The Wine, Women & Shoes event, benefiting the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, will include fine wines and food, an auction, a fashion show, shopping and awards for the best shoes. June 6, 6-9:30 p.m. $100 general; $150 VIP. Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton.
Benefits/FundraisersSilicon Valley Tour de Cure
The Silicon Valley Tour de Cure -- offering bike routes ranging from 25 to 120 kilometers -- will help to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. A hot lunch, massages and live entertainment will be provided after the rides. Registration is available online. June 7, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $25 registration fee; $250 fundraising minimum. Hewlett Packard, 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersDreams Happen Gala and Playhouse Auction
Stanford Shopping Center and Rebuilding Together Peninsula will collaborate for their 12th year of Dreams Happen, a biennial fundraising event featuring 12 custom-made, life-sized children's playhouses. The event benefits Rebuilding Together Peninsula. From May 2 to June 12, the playhouses will be on display. June 6, 6:30-10 p.m. $95 before May 15; $115 after May 15. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.
Benefits/Fundraisers'Hard Worker' Wednesdays
Estrellita Restaurant in Los Altos will host weekly fundraisers for the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Visitors enjoying the Mexican fare should make sure to bring the fundraising flier with them (see website). Wednesdays, year-round, dinner hours. Prices vary. Estrellita Mexican Bistro and Cantina, 971 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersBid4Kids Online Auction
Menlo-Atherton High School's Foundation for the Future will offer its Bid4Kids online auction to benefit the high school's students. Trips, parties, sports items and tickets, concert tickets and more are available. March 20-April 6. Prices vary. Menlo-Atherton Bid4Kids Online Auction, online only, Menlo Park.
Benefits/Fundraisers2015 Big Bear 5K Run
The Menlo-Atherton Athletic Boosters will hold its 10th annual Big Bear Run, where community members can run a 5K in support of Menlo-Atherton Athletics. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and water bottle. May 3, 9-10 a.m. See website for pricing; discounts for early registration. Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.