Sept. 18: Safety Faire San Mateo County, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, in partnership with the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council. The free fair focuses on family preparedness. There will be give-aways, demonstrations and lectures by USGS.
Sept. 21: Palo Alto Neighborhoods will offer a new 2-hour class, "Personal Preparedness," at Friends Meeting Hall, 957 Colorado Ave. Information: www.paneighborhoods.org.
Sept. 25: Community Disaster Drill for the Palo Alto Neighborhoods Block Preparedness Coordinator Program using Community Alert Notification System (CANS)
Sept. 26: Annual Midtown Ice Cream Social, from 1 to 4 p.m. in a local park, featuring emergency preparedness information and supplies. Information: www.midtownresidents.org
Oct. 3: Gamble Garden Community Day, with a neighborhood and emergency-preparedness focus
Oct. 21: Awards Ceremony and keynote speaker at City Hall to honor key volunteer emergency coordinators.
Date uncertain: Open house for the city's new Mobile Emergency Operations Center.