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Rotary speech contest
Two local Rotary Clubs will host a speech contest for Palo Alto's high school students, who will give four- to five-minute speeches on the motto "Light Up Rotary." Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m. Free. Palo Alto City Hall Council Chambers, 450 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Festival of Cultures
The Northern California Peace Corps Association will hold this event featuring returned Peace Corps Volunteers who will share their experiences from over 100 countries. There will be country presentations, a fashion show, a photography exhibit, panel discussions, storytelling workshops and a town hall on current Peace Corps initiatives. Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Storytime for Grown-Ups: Silicon Valley Reads
At this story-time event for adults, a librarian will read selections from this year's Silicon Valley Reads books. Feb. 4, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Lunar New Year Celebration
Redwood City and the San Mateo County History Museum will hold their fifth annual celebration of Lunar New Year. Performances will be held outside the museum on Courthouse Square, and craft activities for children will be available inside. Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Drop-in Bike Clinic
The Mountain View Public Library will hold a monthly bike repair clinic, where community members can use the library's tools and receive assistance from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy. Tasks he can help with include changing a tire, adjusting brakes and shifting, identifying noises and more. No registration is required. Third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Lego Day
During Lego Day at the Mountain View Public Library, adults can enjoy lunch while playing with Legos from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; afterward, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., all ages can participate. No registration is required. Third Thursday of the month, Jan. 15-April 16, 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
The 34th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will boast over 300 high-quality artists, Italian street painting, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, gourmet food and the Kids' Art Studio. Aug. 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission and parking. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto .

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and/or homeless individuals, providing information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Sew Sew Saturday
The Mountain View Public Library invites community members to drop by on Saturday mornings to use its four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger. Appointments are required. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Language Swap
This weekly Mountain View Public Library event will allow community members to both practice speaking a different language and teach a language to others. All levels and drop-ins are welcome. Thursdays, year-round, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and/or homeless individuals, providing information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Second Saturday: Art in the Baylands
Each month, Environmental Volunteers will open the upper deck to artists, offering a unique vantage point for painting, drawing or sketching. Space is limited to four artists and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.