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Blossom Beanstalk Summer Rummage Sale
Blossom Birth Services will hold a sale of new and gently used children's clothing, with most items priced at $2 or less. Also available will be maternity clothes, baby gear and more. July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prices vary. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Imagination Playground Party
The Portola Valley Library will host an event with Imagination Playground blocks. All ages can play and build with these safe, oversized blocks. July 24, 5-6 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Kamishibai storytelling
The century-old craft of kamishibai, or papercard theater storytelling, will be shared through three Japanese folktales told in English. The program is recommended for ages 5 and up. July 25, 2-3 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

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Summer Nature Days
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Shoreline at Mountain View will hold outdoor day camp adventures for children in grades two to six. Children will learn about the world around them -- bugs, birds, plants, creeks and more -- and get dirty. July 21-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $295/child (multi-child discounts, scholarships available). Various locations, including Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve and Shoreline Lake, , .

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Theater & Dance Camp
The Green Room Teaching Artists, Maggie Cole and Kristina Sutherland, will run a weeklong camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade full of theater and dance activities. It will include games, arts and crafts, singing and percussion, and a final performance for family and friends. July 21-25, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $150. The Pear Avenue Theater, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View.

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Story Time with Todd Parr
Children's author Todd Parr will hold a story time event sharing "It's Okay to Make Mistakes," his book which encourages readers to try new things and feel good about themselves. July 28, 11 a.m. Free. Redwood City Public Library, Redwood Shores branch, 399 Marine Parkway at Bridge Parkway, Redwood City.
 

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The Lizard Lady
The Lizard Lady will bring a variety of creatures to the library as part of the Summer Learning Program. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Atherton Library. July 28, 3-3:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Toddler Storytime
Story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years will be held each Tuesday at the Portola Valley Library. On the third Tuesday of each month a craft activity will follow story time. Tuesdays, June 3-July 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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bricks4kidz Lego summer camp
bricks4kids will offer a variety of Lego summer camps for ages 3 to 14 years old, which help to develop science and math skills through activities like building, testing, robotics and movie-making. Monday-Friday, June 23-August 1, 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m. $150 half-day week; $270 full-day week. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

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Math Discovery Summer Camp
In these weeklong camps, kids will engage in math activities and projects covering a number of subjects such as fractions, platonic solids, fractals and more. Hands-on projects, outdoor play and video games will be among the activities. Monday-Friday, June 16-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $380. Synapse Middle School, 3375 Edison Way, Menlo Park.
 

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Music on Monday
The Portola Valley Library will host a Music on Monday event for ages 3 and under, full of singing and dancing. The program, which occurs the first Monday of each month, is sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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YMCA summer camps
Summer programs at the Palo Alto YMCA are designed to keep kids physically active and mentally engaged with a variety of activities. See website for specific programs and dates. June 2-August 4, Prices vary (financial assistance available). Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Music 4 Life
This class will share music and movement with children from 6 months to 6 years old. Parents can bond with their child while they sing, dance and play instruments. Wednesdays, June 11-August 8, 1-1:45 p.m. $136 resident; $182 nonresident. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

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Puppet Art Theater
Puppet Art Theater will perform "Hansel and Gretel" at this event for fathers and children. It is co-sponsored by the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County. The performance is recommended for children 4 and older. August 11, 7-7:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

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Outdoor painting summer camp
The Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold an outdoor painting summer camp called "Nature's little gems" for beginning paintings ages 5 to 10. High-quality art materials will be provided. Monday-Friday, August 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Palo Alto parks, various locations, Palo Alto.
 

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Helix summer sessions
Helix will offer summer camp sessions for ages 5 to 14 where kids can learn about the world through investigation. Participants can explore exhibits and spend time learning in the workshop. Monday-Friday, July 7-August 15, 1-4 p.m. $200 member; $250 nonmember. Helix by Exploratorium, 316 State St., Los Altos.
 

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Heather Hill Riding Center Summer Camps
Heather Hill Camp is a fun-filled time with the HH Welsh Cobs and Ponies! Half or full day sessions. Ride every day. Riding, film making, art. June 16 to Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $100-$650 Rancho Viejo Stables in Portola Valley, 45 Ansel Lane, Portola Valley.
 

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Marine Science Camp
The Marine Science Institute is hosting a camp that offers hands-on activities, live animals and educational field trips including a day aboard the Marine Science Institute research vessel. Week-long camps run from June 16ľAug. 15; each day starts at 10 a.m. Registration opens Feb. 1. Starting at $375. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.
 

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Lego Club
The Portola Valley Library will host a meeting of its Lego Club, where all ages can play and build with Lego and Duplo blocks. The program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Imagination Playground Party
The Portola Valley Library will host an event with Imagination Playground blocks. All ages can play and build with these safe, oversized blocks. August 21, 5-6 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Family and Kids

Outdoor painting summer camp
The Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold an outdoor painting camp called "Portrait of the Bay" for intermediate students from age 7 to 13. High-quality art materials will be provided. August 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Baylands Nature Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.

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Art School of San Francisco Bay summer camps
This summer the Art School of San Francisco Bay will offer art camps for all levels. They include Plein Air for beginners and advanced students, Portrait painting and Art History Applied. Participants will learn valuable artistic skills and enjoy the creative environment. Both half and full-day camps are offered. Monday-Friday, June 16-August 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $200 for half-day week; $400 for full-day. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.