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Benefits/FundraisersCocktails & Couture
The San Francisco 49ers Academy will hold its annual fundraiser where women can come together to enjoy high fashion, cocktails and edible treats. The event will directly benefit local youth attending the academy in East Palo Alto. Sept. 9, 5-9 p.m. $150 cocktail; $250 VIP Couture. Private estate, El Cerrito Avenue, Hillsborough.
Benefits/FundraisersPratham SF Bay Area Donor Appreciation Dinner
This donor appreciation and fundraiser event benefiting Pratham will discuss the learnings of the nonprofit which supports education for children of all social and economic backgrounds in India. There will also be a keynote speech by Neeru Khosla, founder of education technology nonprofit CK-12, and Indian fusion jazz music. Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m. $500-$25,000. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersFriends of the Palo Alto Library Used Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next monthly sale of thousands of gently used books and media. On Saturday, there will be a $1 tent sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the children's and bargain rooms will open at 10 a.m., with the main sale room opening at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the bargain room will be 50 percent off or $5 per bag. Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersCHC Fall Kitchen Tour
The Children's Health Council Auxiliary will offer a fundraiser event offering a tour of five kitchens in Palo Alto. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door starting at 11 a.m. the day of the event. Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $35 advance; $40 day of event Private residence, 3768 La Donna Ave., Palo Alto.
The Dragon Theatre will celebrate a long run of quality theater at its 15th annual fundraiser at La Honda Winery. Sept. 19, 7-11 p.m. $70 individual; $130 couple. La Honda Winery, 2645 Fair Oaks Ave., Redwood City.
Benefits/FundraisersFancy Nancy Tea Party
At this event benefitting the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Robin Preiss Glasser, "Fancy Nancy" illustrator, will share stories and sign purchased books. There will also be a photo booth, souvenirs, face painting and tea. Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $22.50. Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersArtistry in Fashion
The Canada College Fashion Department will host its annual Artistry in Fashion nonprofit event, a shopping experience featuring dozens of designers with clothing, jewelry and other fashions. The fashion department will also hold an open house. Ticket sales will benefit student scholarships. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 donation. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
This California-style Oktoberfest event benefitting the Children's Health Council will include beer, wine, food, dancing and live tunes by the PopRocks in NCEFT's outdoor covered arena. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Oct. 17, 6:30-10:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. NCEFT, 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.
Benefits/Fundraisers'Hard Worker' Wednesdays
Estrellita Restaurant in Los Altos will host weekly fundraisers for the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Visitors enjoying the Mexican fare should make sure to bring the fundraising flier with them (see website). Wednesdays, year-round, dinner hours. Prices vary. Estrellita Mexican Bistro and Cantina, 971 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.