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Benefits/FundraisersChefs Who Care @ Google
This unique Chefs Who Care dinner event at one of Google's cafes will benefit the Community Services Agency's efforts to relieve hunger and food insecurity in Mountain View. Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35. Community Services Agency, 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersAround The World, Bollywood-Style
This fundraiser for My Impact, a nonprofit educating and supporting individuals and families coping with Phenylketonuria (PKU), will include dinner, an auction, live entertainment and prizes. Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m. $20-$25. The Menu Indian Cuisine, 2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.
This Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter fundraiser will include Halloween costume contest for dogs, with prizes awarded, as well as classic Halloween music and snacks available from the Chez Franc food truck and Rick's Ice Cream. The event is also sponsored by the City of Palo Alto. Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park, The Bowl, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
The 10th annual Artistry Faire, a fundraising event for the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, will feature Asian-influenced handmade arts and crafts, including fiber arts, jewelry, home decor, pottery, glass, ornaments, candy, Japanese dolls, kimonos, holiday gifts and more. Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto .
Benefits/FundraisersKainos Luncheon & Fall Fashion Show
This fifth annual event will help to raise funds for Kainos, a Redwood City-based nonprofit that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $95. Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.
Benefits/FundraisersVIP Reception at Foothill College
The Foothill College Commission and Rotary Club of Los Altos will welcome donors to a celebration of the newly remodeled Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. Aaron Glantz, reporter from the Center for Investigative Reporting, will be the keynote speaker. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Oct. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. $25 suggested donation; $3 parking. Foothill College Veterans Resource Center, Room 5403, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Benefits/FundraisersAbilities United Authors Luncheon
For this annual fundraising event, Diane Ackerman, LeUyen Pham, Maggie Shipstead and David Thomson will discuss their work, share stories about their writing experiences and reveal their inspirations. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $175 general. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersRace Against PH
The 14th annual Race Against PH will draw community members to Stanford campus to run or walk a 5K and raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension, a blood vessel disorder that affects adults and children. Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m. See website for registration fees. Stanford University Pac-12 Plaza, Galvez Street and Nelson Road, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersJunior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement's annual fundraiser will celebrate the role of Bay Area business executives in the success of students in the organization's programs. Contact Junior Achievement for additional information. Nov. 6, 5 p.m. $375 general; table and other prices offered. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.