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Special needs trust seminars
Gilfix & La Pol will hold two free information sessions discussing the importance of creating trusts for children with special needs or a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. April 9, 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Free. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Baby Boomer Fitness
These Chez Fit fitness courses will help participants gain muscle, reduce boy fat, and improve posture and flexibility. The workout is low impact and uses light weights and bands. April 8-June 17, Monday, 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. $165 11 classes. Town of Portola Valley, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Absolutely Best Core Workout
This Chez Fit fitness course leads participants in using a large stability ball to strengthen core muscles, reduce back pain, improve posture and alignment and reduce the waistline. Thursdays, April 9-June 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $165 11 classes. Town of Portola Valley, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Feldenkrais classes
Deborah Dutton, a certified Feldenkrais instructor, leads weekly classes that seek to alleviate tension, aches and pains while improving body mechanics and posture. Movements are done lying on the floor. Participants should bring a mat or towel. See website for schedules and info on how to register. Feb. 13-April 29. Series prices vary; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., and the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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Stanford cancer clinical trials seminar
This monthly seminar entitled "Cancer Clinical Trials and the Future of Care: What You Should Know" will explain what clinical trials are, their importance for advancing cancer care, the types of studies available and what to expect from participation. Drop-ins are welcome. Second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 14-May 13, 2-3 p.m. Free. Stanford Cancer Center, 2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford.
 

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Writing Your Cancer Journey
This free, ongoing group run by the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program will provide an opportunity for individuals facing cancer to express themselves through the written word. The program is open to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive care. First and third Wednesdays of the month, Jan. 21-July 1, 1:15-3 p.m. Free. Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor Conference, Room 208, Palo Alto.

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Free YMCA fitness course
This weekly course led by YMCA instructors, called Healthy Happens Here, will guide participants in beginner level strength training to develop balance, flexibility, posture, coordination and fall prevention. Classes are appropriate for all levels and backgrounds. Registration is required. Wednesdays, Jan. 7-July 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Jazzercise classes
Jazzercise classes in Menlo Park offer a high-energy dance-focused fitness program designed to be both fun and burn calories. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, year-round, see website for specific times. $16 class; $52/$57 per month; $130 10-class pass. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., and the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing classes guide participants in abdominal work, strength training and aerobic routines. Complimentary childcare is provided by staff. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 9-Dec. 18, 9 a.m. $36 month; $6 single class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.