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Family and KidsCreate Your Own Read Poster
Sixth to 12th grade students are invited to bring in a favorite book and create a poster using the design studio program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. March 12, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsMeet the Author: Chris Grabenstein
In his New York Times bestseller for young readers, "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library," Chris Grabenstein created a technological marvel of a library--all in the service of books and the sharing of knowledge. Part of Silicon Valley Reads, 2014 - Books & Technology: Friends or Foes? March 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Children's Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto.
Family and KidsTeen Open Block Play
Research shows that children develop an incredible variety of skills when they play with blocks, including fine motor skills and social skills. March 12, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and Kids"Gustafer Yellowgold" Family Concert
Award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor performs a multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation. This program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. March 13, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsLEGO Club at PV Library
The Portola Valley Library is hosting a LEGO club, providing the LEGOs as well as DUPLO building blocks for younger builders. Contact the library to register. The program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. March 15, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsBlock Play at the Library
Research shows that children develop an incredible variety of skills when they play with blocks, including fine motor skills and social skills. March 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; March 11, 11 a.m.-noon; March 13, 5-6 p.m.; March 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsPurim Family Etztravaganza
The Congregation Etz Chayrim will welcome children ages 2-12 and their grown-ups for a Purim Party in Palo Alto. Activities include riding a pony like Mordechai, baking hamantaschen, listening to Purim stories, making homemade groggers. Wearing costumes is encouraged. March 16, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
Family and KidsSt. Patrick's Day at Cheeky Monkey Toys
Cheeky Monkey will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with themed crafts activities for kids. March 16 and 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cheeky Monkey Toys, 640 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsPreschoolers on the Farm at Hidden Villa
In this three-part series, kids age 3 to 5 and their parents/caregivers can bury their hands in sheep wool or throw corn to the chickens. March 21, 3-4 p.m. $65 adult and first child. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
Family and Kids'Tales of Magic and Blarney' with Ruth Halpern
Storyteller Ruth Halpern will be presenting “Tales of Magic & Blarney,” enchanting, surprising stories of the Emerald Isles for ages 5 to 105. The event is sponsored by the Menlo Park Library and the Menlo Park Historical Association. March 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsHidden Villa Spring Farm Fair
To mark the beginning of spring, drop-in activities will be hosted farm-wide all afternoon; no registration required. March 22, noon-3 p.m. $5 parking fee. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
Family and KidsBook Club for Grades 5-8
At this event, young readers can discuss and enjoy activities based on the book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein. This book has been chosen by Santa Clara Public Library as a Silicon Valley Reads book this year. March 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $10 or purchase of a book. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
Family and Kids15th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair
The 15th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair will include 11 cross-country races and a series of one-mile races for grade school, high school and adult runners. There will also be children's game booths, an art exhibit, animal mascots and food from Zimbabwe. March 23, noon-4 p.m. $5 to run. Fair and children's art exhibit are free. St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Family and KidsBilingual Storytime
This program is for newborns to children 18 months old and will feature stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. This program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. March 24, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsGardening with Children with Drew Harwell
Drew will speak about ways to engage children in learning about gardening and having fun in the garden. March 29, 9:30-11 a.m. $25 adult member; $35 adult nonmember; $15 per child Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Family and KidsAuthor Event at Linden Tree Los Altos
Cynthia Messer, author of "The Adventures of Jack and Rugby" books, will speak at an author event. March 29, 2-3 p.m. Free (open to public). Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
Family and KidsApril Free First Friday
Admission for the Museum is free all day. Children will be invited to learn about farms, create toy cotton ball sheep to take home and hear the story "Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep." Adults can take a docent led tour at 2 p.m. April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Family and KidsTom Chapin in Concert
Tom Chapin and Michael Mark will perform two "Green Concerts for Kids." April 6, 1 and 4p.m. $20/$15 in advance;$22/$17 at the door. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsOran Etkin and Timbalooloo: 'Wake Up, Clarinet!'
New York-based clarinet player Oran Ektin is the creator of the Timbalooloo method of teaching music to young children. His award-winning children's CD "Wake Up, Clarinet!" inspired this live concert for families, literally bringing instruments to life as they become characters in the story. April 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m. $10. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
Family and KidsMenlo Park Tennis Festival
This festival will feature special demonstrations from tennis professionals, music, prizes and other activities for all levels. It is open to all players ages 6-12 and their family members. April 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 per player. Burgess Park Tennis Courts, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Family and Kids'Laura's Star' Film Screening
The Cantor Arts Center will be showing the German film "Laura's Star." In this animated 80-minute feature, 7-year-old Laura moves from the country to the city and begins a fantastic friendship with an equally disoriented shooting star. April 20, 12-3 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Dr. at Museum Way, Stanford.
Family and KidsBabies and Books Storytime
For ages birth to 18 months. Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the young. This program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. April 28, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsToddler Storytime
This program for children 18 months to 3 years old will have songs, stories and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. This program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. Craft follows storytime. March 18, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsOld Woodside Store Day
Woodside Store invites visitors to experience life in the 1880s. This family day will focus on the history of the store and Redwood logging in the area. Children will enjoy cutting a log with a two-man saw, cleaving shingles with a mallet and froe and other activities. April 4, 12-4 p.m. Free. Woodside Store, 3300 Tripp Road, Woodside.
Family and Kids'Paws for Tales' Kids Program
Atherton Library hosts a program in partnership with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA where children ages 5 and up can sign up to read to a trained service dog, with the goal of improving reading skills and building confidence. Time slots are available the fourth Saturday of each month. Through June, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Family and KidsHeather 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.
Family and KidsMarine 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 16–Aug. 15; each day starts at 10 a.m. Registration opens Feb. 1. Starting at $375. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.