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Encaustic Mono Printing
Lonnie Zarem will teach a three-hour class at Accent Arts on wax monotyping, a printmaking technique in which wax is used to draw or paint on a heated anodized aluminum plate. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $125. Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Freegal Music class
The Los Altos Library will offer a class on how to search for songs in the Freegal Music Database and add them to personal iTunes music collections. Aug. 26, 2-3 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

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Health care programs orientation
In this workshop for those interested in health care careers, information will provided on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant paths and what programs are offered through the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School. Register on the website. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.

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'Sensational Summer Salads'
Dr. Linda Shiue will hold a cooking demonstration, tasting and nutrition Q&A focused on flavorful and healthy salads. Aug. 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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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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Linocut Printing with Shirley Hollis
Shirley Hollis will teach students how to do linocut printing safely, including how to make a personal chop (signature seal) and a reverse image print. Thursdays, Aug. 14-28, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110. Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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Palo Alto Chinese School open house
On three upcoming Fridays, the Palo Alto Chinese School will host an open house and walk-in registration for its Mandarin Chines Program and Chinese as a Second Language Program. Classes start on Aug. 22 and are for children ages 4 and up. Aug. 15 and 22 and Sept. 5, 7-9 p.m. Free. Room 400, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

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'Water-Efficient Gardening 101'
This class on basic water-saving gardening techniques will cover plant selection and placement, proper irrigation, soil preparation and design options. Several drought-tolerant plants will be given out in a raffle. Free refreshments will be provided. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., 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 Sept. 22 to Dec. 12. Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. July 21-Sept. 22. $31/unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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OverDrive eBooks/eAudiobooks help
The Portola Valley Library will offer appointments for community members to receive one-on-one assistance in accessing the library's free online books. Wednesdays, Aug. 6-Sept. 24, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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History class with Michael Svanevik
Michael Svanevik will teach a class at Little House called "San Franscisco, 1915-1945." The class will discuss construction of new bridges, an island, an airport and other infrastructure; the Prohibition; colorful city figures; and other topics. Wednesdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

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Genealogy class
Little House Activity Center will offer a weekly class on genealogy to help community members in investigating the lives of their ancestors. Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-noon. $86; $15 drop in Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Fall acting classes
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory will offer classes this fall in which adults and children can learn a variety of theater skills. Classes for adults will be taught by Rick Lombardo, former artistic director of San Jose Repertory Theatre, and will begin on Sept. 15. Classes for children (ages 4 to 18) will begin on Sept. 1. Sept. 1-Nov. 14., $225-$285. Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Earth-based spiritual arts course
This 12-session course for women aims to help students deepen their relationship with the self, elements and the spirit. Saturdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m. email for pricing. Private residence, address will be provided upon registration, Palo Alto .
 

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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 classes
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.