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Community EventsConversations About Death
This event will give visitors a chance to talk freely about their concerns involving death. Refreshments will be provided. The conversation is sponsored by the Bay Area's Funeral Consumers Alliance, under a grant from the Los Altos Community Foundation. July 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Community EventsConnoisseurs' Marketplace
The 28th Connoisseurs' Marketplace festival will feature live music throughout downtown (including bands Aja Vu, California Blues Machine and The Megatones), a juried fine art show and a variety of crafts, chefs' demonstrations, food and drink including wines and microbrews, the Kids' Tons of Fun Zone and a display of world-class cars. July 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
Community EventsLifetree Cafe conversation
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hour-long conversations called "To Frack or Not to Frack," which will focus on the facts and fiction about hydraulic fracturing with time for community members to weigh in. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. July 23, 7-8 p.m.; July 24, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Community EventsThursday Night Live
Downtown Mountain View will host Thursday Night Live, an evening with dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a car show. July 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. , Castro Street, between Evelyn Avenue and California Street, Mountain View.
Community EventsPublic Feedback Workshop: Safe Routes to Downtown Los Altos
At this public event, transportation engineers will discuss ways of making intersections on Foothill Expressway safer and more attractive for pedestrians and bicyclists. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the ideas presented. July 29, 6-8 p.m. Free. , 242 State St., Los Altos.
Community EventslinkAges TimeBank orientation
Red Rock Coffee will welcome linkAges to discuss the concept and practices of TimeBanking. The event will help attendees discover opportunities in the community for exchanging services, create service offers and requests, and sign up. July 31, 6-7 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.
Community EventsAugust Free First Friday
For August's Free First Friday program at the San Mateo County History Museum, attendance will be free all day. At 11 a.m., preschool children can participate in a train craft project and listen to a story. Docents will lead a tour for adults at 2 p.m. Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Community EventsEHP Blockefst Party
The Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto will hold its annual Blockfest Party, where there will be children's activities, a raffle, a magician, a balloon twister, food, music and more. Local agencies and service providers will also be on hand. August 9, 1-5 p.m. Free. Ecumenical Hunger Program, 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto.
Community EventsPalo Alto Festival of the Arts
For the 33rd year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will feature more than 300 high quality artisans, Italian street painting, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, gourmet foods and the Kids' Art Studio. Aug. 23-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto .
Community EventsRengstorff Arts Festival
Works by local artists in watercolor, oil, photography, print and fiber will be on display at this month-long show in the Rengstorff House. Featured works will be by students in the Arts in Action Program at the Community School of Arts and Music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.