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Jump for Joy Music
Jump for Joy Music will hold a musical program with a variety of instruments and humor that celebrates reading, music and the arts. Aug. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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. People of all ages are welcome to play and build with these safe, oversized blocks. Aug. 21, 5-6 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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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.
 

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Babies and Books Storytime
This weekly event for ages 3 and under will include rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Mondays, Aug. 4-25, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Bill Walsh Legacy Kids Free Game at Stanford
In recognition of the late Bill Walsh, Stanford Athletics will offer free admission to children in 8th grade and younger for Stanford football's first game against the University of California, Davis. Advance registration on the website is required, and free admission is only valid with paid adult admission. Aug. 30, 1 p.m. Free for kids in 8th grade and younger. Stanford Stadium, 601 Nelson Road, Stanford.

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Creatures of the Marsh Tour
Environmental Volunteers will hold an event to teach community members about the types of animals and organisms that live in the San Francisco Bay's marshlands. The program will include a hands-on activity and a walking tour. Aug. 31, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Voluteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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September Free First Friday
The San Mateo County History Museum will continue its free first Friday program. At 11 a.m., preschool agechildren will learn about gardens with a vegetable block printing and then a reading of "From the Garden." At 2 p.m., docents will lead a free tour of the museum for adults. Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Juggler Daniel DaVinci
This family event for ages 5 and up will feature the stunts and jokes of juggler Daniel DaVinci. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Sept. 8, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Toddler Dance Party
Musician Charity Kahn will lead an interactive program with music and movement for children 18 months and older. Sept. 9, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Toddler Storytime
The Portola Valley Lirary will hold weekly story time events for children ages 18 to 36 months, with songs, stories and movement activities. A craft activity will follow the story time on Sept. 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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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, with songs, stories and movement activities. A craft activity will follow story time on Sept. 16. Tuesdays, Aug. 5-26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Northern California Bats program
Northern California Bats will give a presentation for ages 5 and up to teach library visitors about the creatures. The group will bring live bats to the event. Oct. 27, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
 

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Special Storytelling event
John Weaver, Menlo Park Library's resident storyteller, will offer a monthly session of comical tales told without a book. The events are appropriate for elementary school age children and older. First Thursday of the month, Sept. 4-Dec.4, 4-4:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Preschool Storytime
Weekly Preschool Storytime events will return to the Atherton Library, with stories, songs, rhymes and more for ages 3 to 5. Fridays, Sept. 5-Dec. 19, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.