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Family Movie Night
Atherton Library will hold a screening of the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty." Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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St. Timothy's Preschool open house
St. Timothy's Preschool will hold an open house to inform local families about its programs, which include morning classes for 3- and 4-year-olds and Wednesday morning classes for 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Families can enroll for two to five days per week. Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. St. Timothy's Preschool, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
 

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Los Altos Parent Preschool open house
The Los Altos Parent Preschool, established in 1955, will welcome community members to talk with teachers and parents about its preschool program for children ages 2 to 4. Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Los Altos Parent Preschool, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.
 

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Music Monday
The Portola Valley Library will hold a Music Monday event where children ages 3 and under to sing and dance together. Age-appropriate toys will be available for play at the end of the session. Feb. 2, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Origami workshop for children
Menlo School students will come to the Atherton Library to teach children how to make origami hearts for Valentine's Day. All ages are welcome. Feb. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Kindergarten program information night
This informational evening at Hope Technology School will inform families with kindergarten-aged children about kindergarten readiness and the school's programs. Teaching and administrative will be on hand to answer questions. Those interested should RSVP by email. Feb. 5, 7-8 p.m. Free. Hope Technology School, 2525 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto.
 

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A Renaissance in Education open house
This open house event at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula's Mountain View campus will feature musical and dramatic performances and artistic and academic displays to demonstrate the middle and high schools' interdisciplinary curriculum. Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
 

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February First Friday program
For the February First Friday at the San Mateo County History Museum, free activities will be available for all ages. At 11 a.m., preschool children can learn about Chinese New Year, make paper Chinese drums and hear the story "Lucky New Year." At 2 p.m., docents will lead a tour of the museum for adults. Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Storytime with Tory Beale and Cynthia Messer
This Saturday Storytime event at Books Inc. will welcome Tory Beale and Cynthia Messer to read from their four-part book series, "The Adventures of Jack and Rugby," which captures the lifelong friendship of their late dogs. Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Babies & Books Storytime
This Portola Valley Library event will include rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories best suited for infants up to 18 months old. Age-appropriate toys will be available at the end of the session. Feb. 9, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Card printing workshop
Peopleologie will hold a workshop at the Atherton Library on using scrap wood blocks to make prints for Valentine's Day cards. Participants can bring old wooden blocks or wood scraps; other supplies will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Feb. 9, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Chinese New Year Story Time with Oliver Chin
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Oliver Chin will share his story "The Year of the Sheep," which follows Sydney the sheep and her new friend, the girl shepherd Zhi. Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

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Family Storytime
The Portola Valley Library will hold a family story-time event, suitable for all ages, that will include stories, songs and other activities. Feb. 14, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Red Planet Ramblers
In this family concert, Daniel Steinberg and Kevin Carr of the Red Planet Ramblers will trace traditional music from Europe to the New World, showing the evolution of instruments from the bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy to the fiddle and piano. Feb. 15, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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'That's too Funny!'
Local elementary school students and their teachers from the Community School of Music and Arts' Art4Schools program will their artwork in a show called "That's too Funny!" A reception will be held with the artists on Friday, Feb. 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 3-20, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Toddler Storytime
The Portola Valley Library will hold weekly story-time events for toddlers 18 to 36 months old with songs, stories and movement activities, as well as age-appropriate toys at the end of each session. A special activity will follow the Feb. 17 event. Feb. 24, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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'Carnival of the Animals' By Saint-Saens
Conductor Derek Tam will lead two family concerts of "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens, with each including a string ensemble, two grand pianos, images illustrating the suite and a ballet performance by Bay Pointe Ballet. March 1, 10 a.m. and noon. $18 general; $15 member, child age 3-12; $20 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Menlo Park Summer Camp Fair
The Menlo Park Community Services Department will hots its second annual summer camp fair to provide information about city-run and city-sponsored summer camps. There will free activities for kids, pizza and a raffle. March 6, 6-8 p.m. Free. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Act!vated Story Theatre
Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring storytelling duo, will make a stop at the Atherton Library. Children ages 6 and up can stop by 30 minutes before the show for a free workshop, as well as take part in the performance. Space is limited. March 9, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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'The Magic Flute For Families' screening
The San Francisco Opera will hold offer a 60-minute screening of its family-friendly production in 2007 of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." March 22, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Waldorf high school March open house
At this open house, students and parents can learn about the Waldorf of the Peninsula high school program by participating in sample lessons, meeting faculty and students, viewing student work, touring the campus and participating in a Q&A program. March 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

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Fratello Marionettes with 'The Frog Prince'
Fratello Marionettes, an experienced puppeteer group, will put on a performance of "The Frog Prince" for ages 4 and up. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. April 13, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Waldorf April high school tour
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula will offer a tour of its high school, where interested families can visit and observe classes, meet faculty and students, view student work, see the facilities and ask questions about the school. April 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

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Wingding Family Fest
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will welcome community members to the Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve to explore nature during its "Wingding Family Fest: A Celebration of Spring and All Things Winged!" May 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Skyline Boulevard, one mile south of Alpine Road / Page Mill Road intersection, Los Altos Hills.

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Paws for Tales
Through this program provided in partnership with the Peninsula Human Society and SPCA, children ages 5 and older can sign up to read to a trained service dog. Participants must register in advance. Fourth Saturday of the month, Feb. 28-May 23, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Art School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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Marine Science Camp
The Marine Science Institute will offer summer camps through which children and teens can learn about the biology of the coast and bay through hands-on activities, viewing live animals and educational field trips. Registration begins on Feb. 2. See website for more info. June 15-Aug. 14. Prices start at $415. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.