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Money Matters: Buying Your First Home
Michael Adams, a Silicon Valley real estate agent, will lead a workshop at the Mountain View Public Library on buying a first home, covering such topics as finding the right Realtor; preparing to purchase; and expenses, disclosures and inspections. July 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Health care programs orientation
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School will hold a workshop for those interested in health care careers, providing information on the certified nursing assistant and medical assistant paths and the programs offered by the school. Online registration is requested. July 29, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (July 29)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. July 29, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Seeding and Transplanting Cool Season Vegetables
Master Gardener Ann Burrell will offer tips on growing a vegetable garden in the fall and winter, including how to start from seed, transplant, select varieties appropriate for the area and protect plants from common pests. Aug. 1, 10-11 a.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Free mindful yoga class
Surfer Mike will hold a free twice monthly class providing instruction in mindfulness meditation, yoga and other movement activities. First and third Tuesdays of the month, June 16-Aug. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Free mindful yoga class
Surfer Mike will hold a free twice monthly class providing instruction in mindfulness meditation, yoga and other movement activities. First and third Tuesdays of the month, June 16-Aug. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 5)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Water Conservation 101
The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) will partner with the City of Mountain View to offer a publication education program on water conservation. The event will provide information and updates on recent water restrictions, ways to check and control home water usage, and available rebates and resources. Registration is required. Aug. 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 8)
This course covers the benefits of kombucha, necessary equipment, and successful safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 8, 1-3 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Midpen Media Zoom In Video Production
Midpeninsula Community Media Center will hold a 15-hour workshop covering the all the skills needed to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to YouTube and create a digital file. All software and equipment will be provided, and students will produce a short video by the end of the workshop. Aug. 10, 12, 14, 24, 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $175. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Digital Video Camp (Aug. 10-14)
This one-week, Community School of Music and Arts course will acquaint students entering grades five to 12 with the fundamentals of capturing and editing video, as well as directing, plot development, storyboarding, camera positions, lighting and more. Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Urban Bicycling Workshop
This workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will offer a refresher on the basics of bicycling in urban areas. Aug. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Health care programs orientation (Aug. 12)
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School will hold a workshop for those interested in health care careers, providing information on the certified nursing assistant and medical assistant paths and the programs offered by the school. Online registration is requested. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Propagation class
Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will guide class participants in refining their plant-propagation skills. She will discuss different ways to propagate, covering seeding, cuttings and divisions. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions. Aug. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

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Drop-in Bike Clinic
Once monthly, professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy will visit the Mountain View Public Library to share advice and help with changing tires, adjusting shifting and brakes, identifying mysterious noises and more. Third Saturday of the month, April 18-Aug. 15, 11-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Improv classes at Dragon Theatre
Professional actress Corinne Kason will teach weekly classes in improvisation, focusing on effective communication, out-of-the-box thinking, building confidence and team work. Saturdays, July 11-Aug. 15, 10 p.m. $33 single session. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 19)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Canopy Education Volunteer Training
This three-part education training will prepare community members to volunteer as Education Leaders with Canopy during the school year, sharing the world of trees through hands-on science lessons with K-8 students. Wednesdays, Aug. 5-19, 4:30-7 p.m. Free. Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Aug. 22)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha, sourdough bread and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY. Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m. $60. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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California Bach Society Choral Workshop
Community members are invited to join the California Bach Society in singing and exploring choruses from cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach in this workshop led by Artistic Director Paul Flight. Those interested must register on or before Aug. 15 on the website. Aug. 22, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $55 (includes lunch and music). Palo Alto location, address provided upon registration, Palo Alto.
 

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Yoga with Surfer Mike
Michael Kintz, or Surfer Mike, will lead a 13-week course on yoga, meditation and mindful movement for all ages and levels. The classes seek to help calm the mind and develop present moment awareness. Mondays, June 8-Aug. 24, 5:30-6:45 p.m $130 resident; $145 nonresident. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Money Matters: Buying A Pre-owned Car
In this Mountain View Public Library workshop, Leane and Mike Reelfs of Helming's Auto Repair will discuss buying a pre-owned car, looking at how to negotiate the best deal, fees to expect when buying from a dealer, repair costs involved in buying a pre-owned car and what cars to avoid. Aug. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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'Death & Life of an Object'
For this Los Altos History Museum event, Marianne Lettieri will lead a discussion about the meanings embedded in historical and everyday materials and how artists use them to express themselves creatively. Aug. 27, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Yoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kundalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.