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Make the Leap: Returning to Work After a Career Break
This free event presented by Sparkup will kick off a new initiative to help women restart and take control of their careers. March 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Mitchell Park Community Center, Adobe Room South, 3700 Middlefied Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Homemade introduction class
This two-hour class offered by Homemade Inc. will emphasize cooking fresh, whole food meals, improving health and quality of life, and communal enjoyment of a five-course tasting menu. Class size is limited; visit the website for registration info. March 27, 6-8 p.m. $40; a guest can attend for free. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Genealogy class
This class at the Portola Valley Library will teach teens and adults how to conduct a genealogy search and find family members using U.S. Census data, vital records, directories, photos and genealogical records. The event will cover how to access and use the library's Ancestry LE and Heritage Quest Genealogy programs. March 28, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Free yoga class with Patricia Becker
Patricia Becker will offer free yoga classes on Sunday mornings throughout March. Those interested should register, as space is limited. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Thursdays, March 15-29, 10-11 a.m. Free. Athleta, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Adult Video Production Class
In this four-week course, KMVT will guide students at they gain hands-on experience operating camera, teleprompter and audio equipment, as well as using a switcher and character graphics. Participants -- who must be age 16 or older -- will work with a group on a piece, rotating crew positions throughout. Wednesdays, April 1-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $99. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
 

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MVLA Adult School Spring Registration
Spring classes at Mountain View Los Altos Adult School have begun; subjects range from figure and portrait drawing to Ikebana, jewelry, watercolor, dance and Zumba. Those interested can register online or over the phone. Classes run from March 23 to June 25. Prices vary. Mountain View Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Managing Insect Pests and Diseases workshop
This workshop will cover how to manage pests with minimal use of pesticides, as well as provide info on new insect pests in Santa Clara County. The event is sponsored by the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden and the City of Palo Alto. April 4, 10-11 a.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.

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Replace your Lawn with Drought-Tolerant Plants
Sherri Osaka will teach a class at Common Ground Garden on replacing lawns with drought-tolerant plants that attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife and save time and water. April 4, 1-3:30 p.m. $5. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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Foothill College Spring Registration
Registration for spring classes at Foothill College -- through which students can improve current job skills or earn a specialized career certificate or associate degree -- begins on March 6. Classes last from April through June. Contact the school's admissions office for more info. March 6-April 5. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Youth Video Production Camp
In this weeklong camp, students will use KMVT's studio and equipment to learn basic skills for screenwriting, camera work, lighting, directing, acting and video editing -- while creating a final product to be broadcast on KMVT 15. Participants will receive a copy of the program on DVD. Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $369. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.

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Household Alchemy: Cleaning Products Edition
This workshop at the Mountain View Public Library will lead community members in making their own household cleaning supplies, including dishwasher detergent, stain remover, laundry detergent, and window and glass cleaner. Space is limited, and registration is required. April 7, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Final Cut Pro X Workshop
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer an 8-hour course on using Final Cut Pro X, taught by a profession with years of video editing and teaching experience. Hardware, software, handouts and raw footage will be provided. April 8 and 9, 6-10 p.m. $100. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Herbs for a Gourmet Kitchen
UC Master Gardener Ida Heller will cover the basics of growing and harvesting from a home garden, as well as creative ways to use them while cooking. April 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

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Youth Video Production Camp
In this weeklong camp, students will use KMVT's studio and equipment to learn basic skills for screenwriting, camera work, lighting, directing, acting and video editing -- while creating a final product to be broadcast on KMVT 15. Participants will receive a copy of the program on DVD. Monday-Friday, April 13-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $369. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
 

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Sustainable Edibles class
This BAWSCA class will share how to reduce the amount of water used for seasonal vegetable gardening by growing "warm-season" vegetables throughout the summer. The course will also discuss organic maintenance techniques. Registration is required. April 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. BAWSCA Landscape Classes, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Girls in Science program
Environmental Volunteers will hold a new program for girls in third through fifth grades designed to develop confidence, competence and passion for natural science. This first four-week series explores how to help the Earth and environment through a variety of science activities. Sundays, April 12-May 3, 1-3 p.m. $10 drop in; $30 prepay for series. EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Laundry to Landscape Graywater
This BAWSCA class will teach students about residential graywater systems, which allow residents to safely reuse water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants. Registration is required. May 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. BAWSCA Landscape Classes, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Mindful Yoga with Surfer Mike
Surfer Mike will lead this weekly class on yoga, meditation and mindful movement that aims to help participants find inner peace and well-being. All ages and levels are welcome. Mondays, March 23-May 18, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $108 nonresident; $99 resident. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Joyful Korean School classes
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about Korean language and culture. Fridays, September-June, 5-7 p.m. $300/semester. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvest
Drew Harwell, manager of Jesse Cool's Seeds of Change Garden, will teach a class over five Saturdays covering garden design and planning, composting, soil testing and preparation, seed propagation and transplanting, and watering, among other topics. Saturdays, March 7 and 28, April 18, May 9, June 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $325. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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Danceation fitness classes
European pop star Heath Hunter and international fitness guru Kirsten Johnson will lead participants in high-energy dance and fitness workouts for all skill levels. March 16-June 17, Monday, 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. $20 single class; $150 10-class pass. American Legion, 347 1st St., Los Altos.