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Benefits/FundraisersThe Beginner's School fundraiser
The Beginner's School, a free online art school founded by Phil Shemanski of Los Altos, is holding an online fundraising campaign with the goal of adding a sculpture course to its offerings. Visit the website for more info. Through Feb. 5. Donations requested. , , Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersTrivia Night at Congregation Beth Am
Howard Rachelson will host the third annual Trivia Night at Congregation Beth Am to benefit a congregation in Poltava, Ukraine. The event will include wine, appetizers, home-baked desserts, music and teams competing for the top prizes. Feb. 7, 7:30-11 p.m. $20. Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.
Benefits/FundraisersArts with a Heart: 'HumanKind'
Castilleja School will put on three performances of its annual music and dance Arts with a Heart production Arts with a Heart, this year entitled "HumanKind." Performances will benefit the Palo Alto nonprofit Ada's Cafe. Feb. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Feb 8, 2:30 p.m. $15 general; $35 reserved (donations accepted). Castilleja School, Chapel Theater, 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersFriends of the Palo Alto Library Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next monthly sale of thousands of gently used books and media. On Saturday, the children's and bargain rooms will open early at 10 a.m., with the rest following at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the bargain room will be 50 percent off or $5 per bag. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersAnnual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans & Fair
As part of this 16th annual event organized by the Sustainable Living Foundation, community members can run in a race, donate, volunteer or enter their artwork into an exhibit. There will also be Zimbabwean music and T-shirts and crafts for sale. 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the Makumbi Children's Home in Zimbabwe. March 22, noon. $5 run entry fee. St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersLauren's House Chess Tournament
Lauren's House 4 Positive Change Chess Club will host its first Chess Tournament for youth in first through 12th grade. The chess club offers underprivileged children the chance to build confidence and exercise their critical and analytical thinking skills. May 3, 1-5 p.m. $20. Eastside Prep School, 1041 Myrtle St., East Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersRelay for Life
During this community event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, teams will raise funds for cancer survivor support and cancer research while walking, enjoying food and entertainment, and camping out. Registration is requested. May 2 and 3, 1 p.m.-9 a.m. Free. Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View.
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.