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Menlo Park Pancake Breakfast
A community event celebrating its 14th year, the Pancake Breakfast of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will benefit burn victims through the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The event is co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto, Mid Peninsula. Oct. 4, 7:30-11 a.m. Free ($10 adult, $5 child suggested donations). Menlo Park Fire Protection District Headquarters, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.

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Use Your Feet For Freedom 5K Run/Walk
This 5k run/walk will help to raise funds for two Bay Area organizations assisting survivors of human trafficking. Visit for more info and to register. Oct. 4, 8-10 a.m. $40. Palo Alto Baylands, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Sierra Club benefit event
To celebrate the Wilderness Act's 50th birthday, the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club will hold its "Guardians of Nature" benefit with food, live music, a silent auction, keynote speaker and more. Oct. 4, 4-6:30 p.m. $100. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Kara 2014 Walk 'n' Run to Remember
For this event held by local nonprofit Kara, community members are invited to walk a 5K or run a 3K in support of those navigating grief and loss. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 walker; $35 runner. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

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Playing for Change events
LinkedIn and KMVT 15 are teaming up for Playing for Change, a fundraising two-day fundraising event with live bands and entertainment to support youth music and media programs. The first day will take place at LinkedIn, and the next will take place at KMVT 15. See website for more info. Oct. 3, 3-7 p.m.; Oct. 4, 3-9 p.m. $20 suggested donation. LinkedIn HQ and KMVT 15 Community Television, , Mountain View.
 

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Los Altos Follies
The Los Altos Stage Company will put on three performances of "A Salute to the Over-rated, Underhanded and Outrageous," a musical parody of modern life and politics. A reception with food, wine and a silent auction will be held before and after the Friday and Saturday performances. Oct. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. $60 Thursday; $100 Friday or Saturday. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

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Valpo Fun Run
Menlo School and Sacred Heart Schools will host the second annual Valpo 5K Fun Run, an event benefiting the programs at Peninsula Bridge. Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. See website for registration fees. Sacred Heart Schools soccer field, Park Lane, Atherton.
 

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Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood
For the sixth annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood fundraising event, participants can choose from a 50-mile ride along the coast, a 30-mile ride through Portola Valley or a 90-minute outdoor yoga session. Oct. 5, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 bike ride; $30 yoga session. The Brody Family Home, 210 Park Lane, Atherton.

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Keb' Mo' concert
This event, produced by the Heart of Silicon Valley and benefiting the Playing for Change Foundation and youth music programs, will feature Keb' Mo', a Grammy-winning blues singer, guitarist and storyteller. Oct. 5, 3-7 p.m. $150 general; $250 VIP. Private residence in Portola Valley, address provided upon registration, Portola Valley.

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Out To Eat
Outlet, a program of Adolescent Counseling Services, will hold its annual LGBTQQ fundraising event, featuring silent and live auctions, food, wine and dessert. Oct. 10, 6-10 p.m. $175 before Oct. 4; $200 before Oct. 8. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will return to the Palo Alto Art Center with 10,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins to be exhibited and sold over six days. Proceeds from the glass pumpkin sales will support three Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations. Oct. 7-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

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Fall Fling & Golf Classic
Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley will hold their fifth annual Fall Fling & Golf Classic, allowing visitors to play golf, have a catered lunch, attend a clinic, enjoy dinner and entertainment, and participate in a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit emotional and mental health services for children, teens and adults in Silicon Valley. October 13, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Prices vary. Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Dine Out For Meals on Wheels
This fundraiser at participating restaurants in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will benefit Meals on Wheels and home-bound seniors in the community. Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Cost of meal at participating restaurants. See website for a list of restaurants, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and other cities, .
 

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ALearn Dream Makers Dinner
The largest fundraiser for the nonprofit ALearn, which offers free math and college readiness classes to underserved students, this dinner will feature a short film on ALearn's programs, a celebration of outstanding students and staff, and a speech by Lisa Sobrato Sonsini. Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m. $250. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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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 discuss their inspirations. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 before Oct. 1; $175 after. Crowne Plaza Cabana, 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. November 6, 5 p.m. $375/person; table and other prices offered. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.