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Silicon Valley Grows: 'Canning Your Harvest'
This class will discuss how to can homegrown food, covering food safety, supplies, tested recipes and proper procedures. Samples of finished products will be on hand, but no cooking will be done. July 23, 7-9 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Printmaking with Peopleologie
In this class, students will learn how to make prints using linoleum blocks with animal designs, paper, ink and brayers. Students must be age 5 or older. Please register by contacting the library. July 23, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Rusty Pilots seminar
Author and certified flight instructor Max Trescott will hold a seminar designed to re-introduce pilots to flying. He will cover the changing flight environment and help attendees get credit for the ground portion of biennial flight reviews (BFR). July 23, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Golf Course, Bay Shore Room, 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

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History class with Michael Svanevik
Little House Activity Center will host historian Michael Svanevik for an eight-week class called "New San Francisco: From Earthquake to Exposition," covering the city's history from 1906 to 1915. Wednesdays, June 4-July 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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3D Printing Demonstration
The Portola Valley Library will host an event to introduce the concept of 3D printing -- in which a real object is made from a digital model -- and its new MakerBot Replicator 2 printer. Visitors can touch samples and ask questions. Teens and adults can sign up to be trained to use the printer. July 24, 5-6 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, Community Hall, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Encaustic Art Classes
Accent Arts will hold eight-week classes in encaustic painting and monotype printing for both beginning and experienced wax artists. Tuesdays for painting and Thursdays for monotype printing, June 3-July 24, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $225 for painting; $215 monotype writing (includes marterials). Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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Flamenco guitar master classes
Recognized flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual will hold two master classes at the Community School of Music and Arts: one for those experienced with flamenco, the other for those new to flamenco technique. July 26, 12:30-3 p.m. $30. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Musical Theater Workshops for Kids and Teens
Singer's Circuit Training workshops are one-afternoon sessions for children ages 10 to 19 taught by three musical professionals. Students will work on training their voices and learn about song acting and performance. Each workshop includes group sessions and mini private sessions with teachers. Each workshop is capped at five students. July 27, 1-6 p.m. $240. Bridgepoint Music, 657 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.

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Home buyers seminar
This informational event will discuss things to think about when considering today buying a home in Silicon Valley, moving to a different area or investing in real estate. July 27, 1:15-4:30 p.m. Free. Bank of America, 600 Hansen Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Urban Bike Class
This one-hour class will teach bicyclists their rights and how to bike safely in urban areas. Please register on the website. July 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. San Antonio Shopping Center, 565 San Antonio Road, Suite 21, Mountain View.
 

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Health care programs orientation
At this workshop for those interested in health care careers, information will be provided on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant paths and what programs are offered through the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School. July 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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'Still Gardening in a Drought'
In this workshop, Master Gardeners will revisit the topic of watering a garden in a drought, thinking about conservation strategies and irrigation options, including drip irrigation. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions. July 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

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OverDrive eBooks/eAudiobooks help
This session will provide help to community members in accessing the Portola Valley Library's free online books. Attendees should bring a device and questions. Contact the library to sign up for a one-on-one appointment. Wednesdays, July 2-30, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Genealogy class
This series of classes will introduce students to the study of genealogy, helping them explore such questions as where and how their ancestors lived. Thursdays, June 5-July 31, 10 a.m.-noon. $79 for members; $82 for non-members. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

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Pastel plein air painting classes
Portola Art Gallery's Jan Prisco will offer weekly pastel plein air painting classes at Allied Arts Guild and other Peninsula locations. Beginning and intermediate pastel painters are welcome. Wednesdays, April 16 through August 1, 1:30-4:15 p.m. $30/class; $100/four-class bundle. Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
 

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'Growing Gourmet Garlic (and a Few Relatives)'
Led by Marcia Fein, this talk will give tips to lovers of garlic, leeks and onions on how to grow them successfully in a home garden. Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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California Bach Society Choral Workshop
The California Bach Society invites community members to join under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Flight in singing and exploring cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Register online on or before August 9. August 16, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50 (includes music and lunch). California Bach Society, address provided upon registration, Palo Alto.
 

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Line dancing class
Little House Activity Center will host line dancing classes, introducing a new dance each week. A variety of music will be played; no partner is needed. Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 27, 10-11 a.m. $64 eight classes; $12 drop-in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

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Foothill College Fall Quarter registration
Foothill College Fall Quarter registration will be open on the school's website beginning July 21. Classes will run from September 22 to December 12. Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. July 21-September 22. $31/unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, it is a family-owned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability. Visit website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.

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Joyful Korean School
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about the 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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'Salad Loverís Dream' Garden Class
Local organic gardener Jody Main will lead this class on basic veggie gardening skills, soil preparation easy planting and harvesting. March 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $35. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto.