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Benefits/FundraisersObject:Art fundraiser for Art in Action
This fundraising event called Object:Art will include a silent auction of original artwork, unique art-themed experiences and the presentation of the Art Visionary Award to Dennis Hwang, Google's founding doodler. Proceeds from the event will support Art in Action's efforts to provide comprehensive visual arts education to students. March 27, 6-9 p.m. $100. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersJasper Ridge Farm Groundbreaking Celebration
Jasper Ridge Farm will hold an event celebrating the groundbreaking for a project consisting of a new barn for therapy animals and a covered arena, where the organization will offer programs year-round serving veterans and children in need. March 28, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Webb Ranch, 2718 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Benefits/FundraisersWhole Foods Market Shopping Spree
For this Whole Planet Foundation fundraiser, community members can help alleviate poverty in the U.S. and abroad by donating $20. Each donation will give the donor one entry for a chance to win a Shopping Spree on April 1 in the Palo Alto store. Donations can be made online or in the store. March 9-29, $20 donation. Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson St., Palo Alto .
Benefits/FundraisersFoothill College Plant & Heirloom Tomato Sale
Foothill College will hold its spring plant sale at the school's horticulture facilities. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Shoppers should bring bags or boxes to transport purchases. The event helps raise funds for the Environmental Horticulture & Design Program. April 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission; $3 parking. Foothill College, next to Lot 8, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Benefits/FundraisersWoodside High School Foundation Spring Auction
Woodside High School Foundation will hold its spring auction, with a wide variety of items and experiences to bid on. All proceeds will benefit Woodside High School students. April 11, 5:30-11 p.m. $150. Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersSpring Forward: Rally for Riekes
The Riekes Center, a Menlo Park non-profit in its 41st year of operation, will hold its seventh Rally for Riekes fundraiser. The center offers art, fitness and nature programs to students of all ages, 30 percent of which receive scholarships. May 2, 5:45-9 p.m. $175 (dinner included). Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way, North Fair Oaks.
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/FundraisersWine, Women & Shoes
The Wine, Women & Shoes event, benefiting the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, will include fine wines and food, an auction, a fashion show, shopping and awards for the best shoes. June 6, 6-9:30 p.m. $100 general; $150 VIP. Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton.
Benefits/FundraisersSilicon Valley Tour de Cure
The Silicon Valley Tour de Cure -- offering bike routes ranging from 25 to 120 kilometers -- will help to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. A hot lunch, massages and live entertainment will be provided after the rides. Registration is available online. June 7, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $25 registration fee; $250 fundraising minimum. Hewlett Packard, 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersStyle 2015 Independent Fashion Sale + Benefit
An exclusive two-day show, Style 2015 will bring together jewelry, textile and accessories designs from over 50 local and international artists. The event will benefit the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Cancer Survivorship Program. June 25 and 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 online early bird; $10 at the door. Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View Center, 701 E. El Camino Real, 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.
Benefits/FundraisersBid4Kids Online Auction
Menlo-Atherton High School's Foundation for the Future will offer its Bid4Kids online auction to benefit the high school's students. Trips, parties, sports items and tickets, concert tickets and more are available. March 20-April 6. Prices vary. Menlo-Atherton Bid4Kids Online Auction, online only, Menlo Park.
Benefits/Fundraisers2015 Big Bear 5K Run
The Menlo-Atherton Athletic Boosters will hold its 10th annual Big Bear Run, where community members can run a 5K in support of Menlo-Atherton Athletics. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt ans water bottle. May 3, 9-10 a.m. See website for pricing; discounts for early registration. Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.