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Bill Walsh Legacy Kids Free Game at Stanford
In recognition of the late Bill Walsh, Stanford Athletics will offer free admission to children in eighth grade and younger for Stanford football's first game against the University of California, Davis. Advance registration on the website is required, and free admission is only valid with paid adult admission. Aug. 30, 1 p.m. Free for kids in 8th grade and younger. Stanford Stadium, 601 Nelson Road, Stanford.

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Creatures of the Marsh Tour
Environmental Volunteers will hold an event to teach community members about the types of animals and organisms that live in the San Francisco Bay's marshlands. The program will include a hands-on activity and a walking tour. Aug. 31, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Voluteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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September Free First Friday
The San Mateo County History Museum will continue its free first Friday program. At 11 a.m., preschool-age children will learn about gardens through vegetable block printing and a reading of "From the Garden." At 2 p.m., docents will lead a free tour for adults of the museum. Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Blessing Etzís Petz & Ice Cream Social
This family event especially for ages 2 to 12 will have activities and demonstrations for children to learn Jewish traditions of caring for and blessing pets. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their pets for a collage and dress as their favorite animal. Sept. 6, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.

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Moon Fest
This event, modeled on a moon-watching harvest festival common across Asia, will feature storytelling, food, entertainment and crafts. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

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Juggler Daniel DaVinci
This family event for ages 5 and up will feature the stunts and jokes of juggler Daniel DaVinci. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Sept. 8, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Toddler Dance Party
Musician Charity Kahn will lead an interactive program with music and movement for children 18 months and older. Sept. 9, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Lego Club at Portola Valley Library
The Portola Valley Library will host a meeting of its Lego Club, where it will have a variety of Lego and Duplo building blocks for community members of all ages to build with. Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Family Storytime
This event at the Portola Valley Library will include stories, songs and activities for the whole family. Sept. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Kidchella: Andy Z and the Andyland Band
To cap off Redwood City's Kidchella series, Andy Z and the Andyland Band will perform energetic music that ranges from educational to plain silly and spans a handful of genres. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Friends of the Palo Alto Library Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next weekend monthly sale of 50,000 gently used books and media. On Saturday the children's and bargain rooms will open an hour early at 10 a.m. On Sunday, the bargain room will be 50 percent off or $5 per bag. Sept. 13 and 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Babies and Books Storytime
September's Babies and Books Storytimes, for children 18 months old and younger, will offer varied programming in addition to rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Sept. 8 will be a Music Monday with dancing and singing. Sept. 29 will be a bilingual (English and Spanish) story time event. Mondays, Sept. 8-29, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Toddler Storytime
The Portola Valley Lirary will hold weekly story time events for children ages 18 to 36 months, with songs, stories and movement activities. A craft activity will follow the story time on Sept. 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Northern California Bats program
Northern California Bats will give a presentation for ages 5 and up to teach library visitors about the creatures. The group will bring live bats to the event. Oct. 27, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Storytelling event
John Weaver, Menlo Park Library's resident storyteller, will offer a monthly session of comical tales told without a book. The events are appropriate for children in elementary school and older. First Thursday of the month, Sept. 4-Dec.4, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Menlo Park Children's Chorus
This course will offer children a chance to develop their music and vocal skills, as well as practice teamwork and commitment. Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 4-5 p.m. $60 resident; $79 non-resident (plus $40 lab fee). Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
 

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Music 4 Life
This weekly class will give parents and children 6 months to 6 years old an opportunity to bond while singing, dancing, playing instruments and learning about music. Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 1-1:45 p.m. $136 resident; $182 non-resident. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
 

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Preschool Storytime
Weekly Preschool Storytime events will return to the Atherton Library, with stories, songs, rhymes and more for ages 3 to 5. Fridays, Sept. 5-Dec. 19, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.