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Kainos Luncheon & Fall Fashion Show
This fifth annual event will help to raise funds for Kainos, a Redwood City-based nonprofit that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $95. Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.

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VIP Reception at Foothill College
The Foothill College Commission and Rotary Club of Los Altos will welcome donors to a celebration of the newly remodeled Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. Aaron Glantz, reporter from the Center for Investigative Reporting, will be the keynote speaker. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Oct. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. $25 suggested donation; $3 parking. Foothill College Veterans Resource Center, Room 5403, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Abilities United Authors Luncheon
For this annual fundraising event, Diane Ackerman, LeUyen Pham, Maggie Shipstead and David Thomson will discuss their work, share stories about their writing experiences and reveal their inspirations. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $175 general. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Race Against PH
The 14th annual Race Against PH will draw community members to Stanford campus to run or walk a 5K and raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension, a blood vessel disorder that affects adults and children. Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m. See website for registration fees. Stanford University Pac-12 Plaza, Galvez Street and Nelson Road, Stanford.

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Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement's annual fundraiser will celebrate the role of Bay Area business executives in the success of students in the organization's programs. Contact Junior Achievement for additional information. Nov. 6, 5 p.m. $375 general; table and other prices offered. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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Holiday Gift Boutique
This event at All Saints Episcopal Church will include 20 vendors offering jewelry, bath and body care products, wooden creations and artwork from Nicaragua and the Orient. The event will benefit scholarships for students in southeast Mexico. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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Back Street Bazaar Fundraiser
Zohar School of Dance and Bluestone Imports will hold a fashion and jewelry show with items from Turkey, the Silk Road and Venice, including scarves, capes, purses, jewelry, hats, towels and hamdmade rugs. A portion of sales will go to the Zohar School of Dance. Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Zohar School of Dance, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. L, Room 4, Palo Alto.
 

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Dodgeball Fundraiser Tournament
The Silicon Valley Dodgeball Charity Challenge will raise money for Project WeHOPE, a nonprofit homeless shelter serving the Palo Alto area. The event will also include a raffle, silent auction and food. Those interested can sign up as a team or individual. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $50. Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto YMCA, 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto.
 

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'Compassion Is In Fashion'
This fashion show with clothing and accessories provided by Brick Monkey of Redwood City will benefit local charity Project Read. Light refreshments will be served. Nov. 9, 3-5 p.m. $50. Brick Monkey, 2400 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Friends of the Palo Alto Library book sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will offer its next monthly sale of thousands of gently used books and media, to benefit Palo Alto libraries. The children's and bargain rooms open at 10 a.m. on Saturday; on Sunday, the bargain room is 50 percent off or $5 per bag. Nov. 8 and 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Foothill College Holiday Pottery Sale
Foothill College will hold its holiday pottery sale, where students will sell ceramic functional ware and sculptures, including bowls, vases, figures and more. Cash, checks and money orders accepted. Proceeds benefit the college's ceramics department. Dec. 2-4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, Cesar Chavez Plaza, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Garden Club Holiday Marketplace
The Garden Club of Palo Alto will hold its Holiday Marketplace, where community members can find jams and candies, decorated wreaths, garden art, potted paperwhites and more. The event raises funds for community horticultural projects. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.