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Connecting the Dots 2014: 'The Climate, Energy, Food and Water Nexus'
Experts from Stanford will speak about the interactions between the ways humanity uses climate, energy, food, water and other environmental resources. Authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability will take part in the discussion. Registration is required. April 18, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Free; priority given to those affiliated with Stanford. Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford.
 

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Second Annual Great Race for Saving Water
City of Palo Alto Utilities and Tuolumme River Trust will hold a 5K fun run and walk in celebration of Earth Day and Water Awareness Month. The conservation awareness event will include prizes, a compost bin giveaway and scenic views. April 19, 9 a.m. $15 general; $10 ages 12 and under. Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'Earth Day on the Bay' 2014
The Marine Science Institute will hold its annual "Earth Day on the Bay" event, offering both education and entertainment. April 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; $20 kids, $40 adults for Discovery Voyage boat tour. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.
 

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Earth Day talk by Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson, vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple and former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will speak about her experience in these roles. Though tickets are free, seating is limited. See website for tickets. April 22, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Stanford University, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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Earth Day Fair
Cool Planet, a group at First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, will hold an Earth Day Fair. It will offer info on topics like composting, low water usage, home energy audits and fossil fuels divestment -- and a raffle. April 27, 11:30-1 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.

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Birding at Hidden Villa
Garth Harwood, director of Hidden Villa's Environmental Education Program, will give a slow tour of the farm, gardens and wildland edges in search of the more than 100 bird species he has recorded at Hidden Villa. May 4, 8-11 a.m. Free; $5 parking fee. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Wingding Family Fest
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will host an event celebrating spring. Activities include birding, hiking and exploring nature. Some activities have limited space and are first-come-first-served; sign up at arrival. May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, one mile south of the intersection of Page Mill Road, Alpine Road and Skyline Blvd., .

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Summer Nature Days
Bugs, Birds, Plants, Creeks, and more! SCVAS, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) and Shoreline at Mountain View will hold outdoor day camp adventures for children grades two to six. Children will explore the world around them - bugs, birds, plants, creeks and more - and get dirty. July 21-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $295 per child (multi-child discounts; scholarships for families in need). Locations vary: Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve, Shoreline Lake, and more. , , .
 

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Improvements to Household Hazardous Waste Station
There have been new upgrades made to the Household Hazardous Waste Station. Safely dispose of unwanted or unused toxic household items. New hours: every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and first Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Limitations: must be Palo Alto resident (license or registration). Please visit the website for more information. Sept. 20-21, Free. Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.