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Foothill College SOAR Enrollment Workshop
New Foothill College students can receive priority fall registration by completing one of these two Student Orientation, Assessment & Registration (SOAR) sessions. Enrolling students who complete SOAR can register for classes beginning on July 15. July 8 and 9, 2-8 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Vintage Tintype Photography
The Los Altos History Museum will hold a class where students can create a wacky, vintage portrait using modern tools and a gelatin transfer process to a distressed metal surface. The class is limited to 20 students, ages 16 and up. Those interested should call to register. July 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10 museum member; $20 nonmember. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (July 11)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. July 11, 1-3 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Potty Training for Toddlers
DayOne Baby's developmental psychologist will teach a class on potty training, covering different approaches, realistic expectations, tips on training items, recognizing cues and more. July 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $60. DayOne Baby, 552 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Caregiver Workshop
This program will cover a handful of new activities to help keep young ones interested. Children can attend with adults. July 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (July 15)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. July 15, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Intro to Urban Bicycling
This one-hour workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will cover the basics of bicycling in urban areas, including the rules of the road and Bay Area Bike Share. No bicycle is required. July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Water Conservation 101
The City of Mountain View will present important information and updates on recent water restrictions, ways to check and control home water usage, and how to take advantage of rebates and resources. Registration is required. July 20, 2-4 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Basket Making workshop
Linda Janklow from Peopleologie will share the lost art of making baskets, leading participants in weaving small baskets out of paper twine. The event is only for adults and teens. Registration is required. July 20, 1-2 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Digital Video Camp (July 20-24)
This one-week, Community School of Music and Arts course will acquaint students entering grades five to 12 with the fundamentals of capturing and editing video, as well as directing, plot development, storyboarding, camera positions, lighting and more. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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ECYS Summer Music Workshops
El Camino Youth Symphony will hold three educational workshops for beginning to intermediate string and wind players ages 6 to 14. The two-week-long workshops will cover ensemble training, music theory and ear training. A placement audition is required. Registration is due by June 1. Classes are 3 hrs. See the website for more info. Monday-Friday, June 13-24, $450. First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.

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Zoom In Field Production Collaborative
Midpeninsula Community Media Center will hold a 15-hour workshop covering the all the skills needed to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to YouTube and create a digital file. All software and equipment will be provided, and students will produce a short video by the end of the workshop. July 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 26, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $175. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (July 25)
This course covers the benefits of kombucha, necessary equipment, and successful safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. July 25, 1-3 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Animation Camp (July 27-31)
Held at the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will guide students in grades 5 to 12 in making animated short movies using iStopmotion and Adobe Flash. Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Buying Your First Home
Michael Adams, a Silicon Valley real estate agent, will lead a workshop at the Mountain View Public Library on buying a first home, covering such topics as finding the right Realtor; preparing to purchase; and expenses, disclosures and inspections. July 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (July 29)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. July 29, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Photography Camp (Aug. 3-7)
Offered by the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will teach students entering grades five to 12 about camera functions, composition, lighting techniques, action shots and more. Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7, 9:30-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Free mindful yoga class
Surfer Mike will hold a free twice monthly class providing instruction in mindfulness meditation, yoga and other movement activities. First and third Tuesdays of the month, June 16-Aug. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Free mindful yoga class
Surfer Mike will hold a free twice monthly class providing instruction in mindfulness meditation, yoga and other movement activities. First and third Tuesdays of the month, June 16-Aug. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 5)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Water Conservation 101 (Aug. 6)
The City of Mountain View will present important information and updates on recent water restrictions, ways to check and control home water usage, and how to take advantage of rebates and resources. Registration is required. Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 8)
This course covers the benefits of kombucha, necessary equipment, and successful safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 8, 1-3 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Midpen Media Zoom In Video Production
Midpeninsula Community Media Center will hold a 15-hour workshop covering the all the skills needed to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to YouTube and create a digital file. All software and equipment will be provided, and students will produce a short video by the end of the workshop. Aug. 10, 12, 14, 24, 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $175. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Digital Video Camp (Aug. 10-14)
This one-week, Community School of Music and Arts course will acquaint students entering grades five to 12 with the fundamentals of capturing and editing video, as well as directing, plot development, storyboarding, camera positions, lighting and more. Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Drop-in Bike Clinic
Once monthly, professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy will visit the Mountain View Public Library to share advice and help with changing tires, adjusting shifting and brakes, identifying mysterious noises and more. Third Saturday of the month, April 18-Aug. 15, 11-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Improv classes at Dragon Theatre
Professional actress Corinne Kason will teach weekly classes in improvisation, focusing on effective communication, out-of-the-box thinking, building confidence and team work. Saturdays, July 11-Aug. 15, 10 p.m. $200 six weeks; $33 single session. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 19)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 22)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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California Bach Society Choral Workshop
Community members are invited to join the California Bach Society in singing and exploring choruses from cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach in this workshop led by Artistic Director Paul Flight. Those interested must register on or before Aug. 15 on the website. Aug. 22, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $55 (includes lunch and music). Palo Alto location, address provided upon registration, Palo Alto.
 

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Yoga with Surfer Mike
Michael Kintz, or Surfer Mike, will lead a 13-week course on yoga, meditation and mindful movement for all ages and levels. The classes seek to help calm the mind and develop present moment awareness. Mondays, June 8-Aug. 24, 5:30-6:45 p.m $130 resident; $145 nonresident. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Buying A Pre-owned Car
In this Mountain View Public Library workshop, Leane and Mike Reelfs of Helming's Auto Repair will discuss buying a pre-owned car, looking at how to negotiate the best deal, fees to expect when buying from a dealer, repair costs involved in buying a pre-owned car and what cars to avoid. Aug. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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'Death & Life of an Object'
For this Los Altos History Museum event, Marianne Lettieri will lead a discussion about the meanings embedded in historical and everyday materials and how artists use them to express themselves creatively. Aug. 27, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Yoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kundalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.