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 Friday July 20
SHARPEN UP AT THE FARMERS' MRKT (Livermore)   
The Farmers' Market in Livermore (Sundays now at Railroad and L Streets--from 10am-2pm--sharpen while you shop) continues to have sharpening services provided by local sharpener, Absolutely Sharp-- (www.AbsolutelySharp.net). While shopping for the freshest produce and food, market visitors can also have their prized cutlery, scissors, and garden tools sharpened to a keen edge. Come on down Sunday and meet your friends while enjoying a great part of the Livermore community.

 Thursday July 19
Love to READ? Share your passion (Mountain View)   
Description: JustREAD / JustMATH provides one-on-one tutoring in literacy and math to elementary, middle, and high school students at several public schools in Mountain View, CA. We serve students who are struggling to master elementary and middle school reading skills. Our students thrive on the personalized attention to their academic needs, a structured tutoring environment, and the dedication of caring, volunteer tutors. Tutors receive training and on-going support from a Site Coordinator or teacher in the classroom and no prior experience is necessary. We request a minimum commitment of one hour per week between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m during the school year. New tutor orientations for 2018-2019 will be held in August so sign-up now on our website to be notified when orientations are scheduled. We hope to add quite a number of volunteers for 2018-2019 so please contact us. No experience necessary, just a friendly demeanor and a desire to help local kids! Email: Volunteer@JustReadCenters.org Phone: 650-518-7220 http://www.justreadcenters.org

Friends of Menlo Park Library (Menlo Park)   
We have opportunities for volunteers interested in making a regular commitment of 2-3 hours a week helping us turn donated books into Dollars to support the Menlo Park Library. Please check out our website for more information at www.friendsmpl.org/volunteer, or email us at info@friendsmpl.org, or call us at 650-330-2521.

 Wednesday July 18
HUGE BOOK SALE AUGUST 11 & 12 (Palo Alto)   
Friends of the Palo Alto Library is holding their next monthly sale (2nd Sat and Sun of every month) of reasonably-priced used books, CDs, DVDs, records, software, games and puzzles, and much more at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Over 70,000 items, 95% donated and sorted by subject. Many under $2. All proceeds benefit Palo Alto public libraries. NEW!! FOPAL NOW ACCEPTS CREDIT CARDS IN ALL 3 ROOMS -MAIN, CHILDREN'S, AND BARGAIN ROOMS Saturday Hours: - Main Sale Room (portable bldg. at rear of campus next to tennis courts, north entrance): 11 am -4 pm - Children's Book Room (portable bldg. at rear of campus near Greendell Elem and Cubberley track, south entrance): 10 am-4 pm - Bargain Room (NEW LOCATION: Cubberley Rooms H-2 and H-3): 9:30 am - 4 pm Sunday Hours: - All Rooms open 11 am -4 pm - Bargain Room: 50% off and $5/bag DONATIONS: FOPAL accepts donations at our Main Book Sale Room Monday - Saturday 2-4 pm in the Main Sale Room. Sorry, due to space limitations, FOPAL cannot accept donations during our monthly sales. For more information about our monthly sales, maps and directions, making donations, volunteering for FOPAL, or to sign up for our PRE-SALE NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCING SPECIALS, please visit our website at: www.fopal.org

DONATE BOOKS/SUPPORT PA LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
DONATE YOUR BOOKS, CD'S, DVD'S, GAMES, PUZZLES, AND SOFTWARE TO BENEFIT PALO ALTO PUBLIC LIBRARIES! At our monthly book sales (always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month), Friends of the Palo Alto Library finds new readers/users for your used items and contributes all proceeds to purchase new materials, technology, and furniture for the Palo Alto libraries. Materials We Accept: Fiction and nonfiction books (adult, teen, children); Textbooks and computer books, Movies (DVDs and VHS); Audiobooks (CD's and cassettes); Magazines and newspapers of exceptional historic value; Music (CD's, cassettes, and records); Games (video games, jigsaw puzzles, board games, card games); other (software, posters, sheet music, pamphlets, framed art, greeting cards, small collectibles). Sorry, We Cannot Accept: National Geographics, other magazines and newspapers, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest books, Legal statues or codes; Advertising material, and any soiled, water damaged, or partial books. Please, no large boxes - xerox or bankers boxes okay. General Guideline: If you wouldn't give it a friend, please don't give it to Friends! Dropoff Location/Times: 1) Please bring ALL donations to: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Main Book Sale Room (portable bldg. at rear of campus, north entrance, next to tennis courts): 2) Donations hours are: Monday-Saturday 2-4 pm. EXCEPT on the second Saturday of the month during our monthly sales. If you need to bring donations to us outside of these hours, just call 650-213-8755 to be sure that a volunteer is working in the Main Book Sale Room and can receive your donation. 3) Due to our space limitations, we CANNOT ACCEPT donations during our sales (2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month) 4) Please do not leave your donations at any of the Palo Alto City Libraries 5) Pickup of large donations can be arranged. Call 650-308-4933 and leave a message. Your donations are tax-deductible. Be sure to ask for a receipt. For more information about Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please visit our website at: www.fopal.org

DONATE BOOKS/SUPPORT PA LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
DONATE YOUR BOOKS, CD'S, DVD'S, GAMES, PUZZLES, AND SOFTWARE TO BENEFIT PALO ALTO PUBLIC LIBRARIES! At our monthly book sales (always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month), Friends of the Palo Alto Library finds new readers/users for your used items and contributes all proceeds to purchase new materials, technology, and furniture for the Palo Alto libraries. Materials We Accept: Fiction and nonfiction books (adult, teen, children); Textbooks and computer books, Movies (DVDs and VHS); Audiobooks (CD's and cassettes); Magazines and newspapers of exceptional historic value; Music (CD's, cassettes, and records); Games (video games, jigsaw puzzles, board games, card games); other (software, posters, sheet music, pamphlets, framed art, greeting cards, small collectibles). Sorry, We Cannot Accept: National Geographics, other magazines and newspapers, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest books, Legal statues or codes; Advertising material, and any soiled, water damaged, or partial books. Please, no large boxes - xerox or bankers boxes okay. General Guideline: If you wouldn't give it a friend, please don't give it to Friends! Dropoff Location/Times: 1) Please bring ALL donations to: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Main Book Sale Room (portable bldg. at rear of campus, north entrance, next to tennis courts): 2) Donations hours are: Monday-Saturday 2-4 pm. EXCEPT on the second Saturday of the month during our monthly sales. If you need to bring donations to us outside of these hours, just call 650-213-8755 to be sure that a volunteer is working in the Main Book Sale Room and can receive your donation. 3) Due to our space limitations, we CANNOT ACCEPT donations during our sales (2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month) 4) Please do not leave your donations at any of the Palo Alto City Libraries 5) Pickup of large donations can be arranged. Call 650-308-4933 and leave a message. Your donations are tax-deductible. Be sure to ask for a receipt. For more information about Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please visit our website at: www.fopal.org

FRIENDS OF THE PALO ALTO LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
Love Books? Love Libraries? Won't you join us for a few hours a week to help keep our libraries up-to-date and thriving? FOPAL's monthly sales (always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month) of donated books and media raise much-needed funds to purchase new books, furniture, technology, and special programs for Palo Alto public libraries. Choose a task to suit your time, talents, and interests. Here is a selection of available jobs - and their special benefits, besides the immense satisfaction of giving back to your community! 1) Pick up donations and move boxes of books (meet friendly donors; free body-building exercise) 2) Sort new donations into subject categories (meet friendly fellow sorters; enjoy a first look at an amazing assortment of books) 3) Manage specific subject areas, organizing and pricing books for our monthly sales (share and expand your interests and knowledge) 4) Help staff our monthly Book Sales, held on the 2nd weekend of every month - we need cashiers, floor supervisors, and donation monitors (meet hundreds of fellow bookaholics, and experience the Thrill of the Marketplace!) 5) Work with our online sales team: research higher value books, list books online, fulfill/ship orders (exercise your mental muscles) 6) Work on our website, newsletters, and other publicity/outreach projects (exercise your urge to research, write, and communicate with your community) 7) Assist our Sales and Volunteer Manager with various administrative/publicity projects (exercise your creative and organizational talents) 8) Stock and staff our library branch bookshops (an important part of our sales effort; meet new people in our community) 9) And many more jobs to suit your time, inclinations, and expertise (your contribution will be greatly appreciated!) ** Students needing to fulfill community service hours requirements for school and corporate groups looking for one-time work projects can help us as well. To learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please call Janette Herceg, FOPAL Sales and Volunteer Manager, at (650) 494-1266. For more information about our organization, visit our website at: www.fopal.org Our Main Sale Room is located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (portable building at rear of campus next to tennis courts, north entrance). WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

JOIN OUR ONLINE STOREFRONT TEAM (Palo Alto)   
In addition to our huge monthly sales of used books and media (2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month), Friends of the Palo Alto Library now sells the more valuable donated items on our Amazon storefront. We need volunteers who would like to learn how to: 1) do preliminary research of online prices to determine if items should be listed online; 2) create listings for books and media; 3) monitor listed prices to maintain competitiveness; or 4) pack and ship orders in a timely manner. Familiarity with computers, but not expertise, is needed for these tasks. Let us know if you'd like to learn more about getting involved with Friends of the Palo Alto Library (there are lots of ways to volunteer at FOPAL). Call Janette Herceg, FOPAL Sales and Volunteer Manager, at 650-494-1266, or complete our online Volunteer Interest Form at www.fopal.org and we'll get back to you promptly. For more information about Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please visit our website at www.fopal.org.

WISHLIST FRIENDS PA LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
Help FOPAL Trim Administrative Costs and Contribute More $$ to Palo Alto's Libraries! As a nonprofit organization, FOPAL operates on a slender budget to cover its administrative costs. Here are some much-needed items that would enable us to more efficiently and effectively raise more funds to benefit Palo Alto's five public libraries. To fulfill our online orders, FOPAL has a constant need for shipping materials, specifically: Air bags/pillows - YES Brown paper - YES Bubble Wrap (all sizes) - YES Styrofoam blocks and peanuts - NO Used Bubble Mailers - YES Small Boxes (Amazon A1, A3, D1 especially; new or gently used) - YES Larger Amazon Boxes - depends, we take them, we can always recycle. Amazon single book mailers (cardboard that wraps around one book) - YES Clear plastic bags - NO Thin white styro/plastic - NO Rolls of clear shipping tape = YES We can also use large sturdy boxes for Amazon FBA shipments. They have to be undamaged and have thick walls though. Our other needs include: - Sturdy metal 2 or 3-shelf push carts for moving our heavy, book-filled bankers boxes! - A Cash-Counting Machine!! - Computers/laptops -- Intel-based Macs (desktop or laptop) or Pentium 4 or better laptops/notebooks. - iPads or other tablets - Gift cards to Costco, office supply companies, OSH, etc. - Yellow 2B pencils, white erasers, yellow 3X3" post-its, Sharpies, Astrobright paper, pushpins - White Signicade or other sturdy sandwich boards for sale day signs - Programmer versed in Python, Perl or similar to write a script to interface with the Amazon API Let us know if you'd like to donate any of the above items to FOPAL. All contributions are tax-deductible. Learn more about FOPAL at: www.fopal.org Thank You!

Love MATH? Share your passion (Mountain View)   
JustREAD / JustMATH provides one-on-one tutoring in literacy and math to elementary, middle, and high school students at several public schools in Mountain View, CA. We serve students who are struggling to master elementary and middle school math. Our students thrive on the personalized attention to their academic needs, a structured tutoring environment, and the dedication of caring, volunteer tutors. Tutors receive training and on-going support from a Site Coordinator or teacher in the classroom and no prior experience is necessary. We request a minimum commitment of one hour per week between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m during the school year. New tutor orientations for 2018-2019 will be held in August so sign-up now on our website to be notified when orientations are scheduled. We hope to add quite a number of volunteers for 2018-2019 so please contact us. No experience necessary, just a friendly demeanor and a desire to help local kids! Email: Volunteer@JustReadCenters.org Phone: 650-518-7220 http://www.justreadcenters.org

 Monday July 16
Singles Party at The Fairmont (San Francisco)   
San Francisco’s most elegant singles party of the year takes place at the world-famous Venetian Room at the Fairmont on the Sunday before Labor Day. Most singles do NOT go away on holiday weekends and are looking for something fun to do. This is it! $20/advance (by Sep 1) or $30/door includes dancing to your favorite hits. Adults of all ages welcome. Please dress in your finest! Sunday, September 2, 2018, 8pm-Midnight. LOCATION: The Fairmont, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94108. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; San Francisco Singles, Bay Area Single Boomers, Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing, Single Professionals Internet Network (SPiN), Social Singles, Single n’ Professional, 40+ Singles, Beyond 40, Cougar Events, Bay Area Singles Events & Travel, SF Bay Area Singles Events, Your Asian Connection, Lifestyle Parties, Cougar Meetup, and many more… DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com. •Midsummer Night Delight Dance, July 21, Mill Valley •The Summer Ball at the Grand Hyatt, July 28, San Francisco •Hot August Nights Party, Aug 4, Walnut Creek •Wine Tasting Party, Aug 12, Livermore •Singles Night in Marin, Aug 16, San Rafael •Hawaiian Theme Dance Party, Aug 25, Santa Clara

 Sunday July 15
Singles Night in Marin Party (San Rafael)   
Meet new friends at one of Marin’s most renowned restaurants! Only $10/door includes our FUN Mixer Game, with prizes; accompanied by complimentary light appetizers, served at 7:00pm, as long as they last. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Thursday, May 7, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm. LOCATION: Chalet Basque, 405 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael CA 94903. We have our own private banquet room! From Hwy 101 take N San Pedro exit east towards the Bay approximately one mile. Free parking! Dinner available at additional cost. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Singles2Couples; many singles meetups. MORE PARTIES at www.thepartyhotline.com. •Midsummer Night Delight Dance, July 21, Mill Valley •The Summer Ball at the Grand Hyatt, July 28, San Francisco •Hot August Nights Party, Aug 4, Walnut Creek •Wine Tasting Party, Aug 12, Livermore •Hawaiian Theme Dance Party, Aug 25, Santa Clara •An Elegant Evening at The Fairmont, Sep 2, San Francisco

 Friday July 13
Hawaiian Theme Singles Dance (Santa Clara)   
The first 100 to arrive receive free leis at tonight’s fun party, in a beautiful hotel ballroom! $15/advance (by Aug 24) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite Top 40 hits. Adults of all ages welcome. Some of our singles will be wearing their favorite Hawaiian shirts and attire (not required). Saturday, August 25, 2018, 8pm-Midnight. LOCATION: Hilton Hotel, near Levi Stadium, 4949 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara CA 95054. Free parking. If hotel lot is full, free parking also available across the street at the Santa Clara Convention Center. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Bay Area Singles Events & Travel, SF Bay Area Singles Events, Your Asian Connection, and many other singles organizations. DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com. •Lady in Red Dance, July 14, Burlingame •Midsummer Night Delight Dance, July 21, Mill Valley •The Summer Ball at the Grand Hyatt, July 28, San Francisco •Hot August Nights Party, Aug 4, Walnut Creek •Wine Tasting Party, Aug 12, Livermore •Singles Night in Marin, Aug 16, San Rafael • An Elegant Evening at The Fairmont, Sep 2, San Francisco

 Thursday July 12
CASTRO STREET MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH (Mountain View)   
Celebrate your alumni status from the Castro Street Mountain View High School! Show your Eagle pride with great MVHS apparel and gift items! Perfect for MVHS reunions! Check out the incredible selection at The Vintage Mountain View Shop, at www.cafepress.com/VintageMountainView

The Vintage Mountain View Shop (Mountain View)   
Check out The Vintage Mountain View Shop for hundreds of items from your favorite long-lost Mountain View spots! Enjoy an incredible trip down Mountain View memory lane at www.cafepress.com/VintageMountainView

APPLEBEE'S FLAPJACK BREAKFAST (Dublin)   
Paws In Need - Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast Saturday, Aug. 25th, 2018 8:00 am to 10:00 am Applebee’s 4808 Dublin Blvd. Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center Dublin, CA 94568 Enjoy a short stack for a paws cause! Treat yourself to a tasty pancake breakfast and help save the life of a loveable local pet, and help prevent animal overpopulation by attending the Paws In Need Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast. Join us for this fun event on Saturday, August 25th from 8 to 10am at Applebee’s, located at 4808 Dublin Boulevard in the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center in Dublin. Breakfast includes pancakes, butter, syrup, sausage, scrambled eggs, and orange juice, coffee or tea. Breakfast will be served by Paws In Need volunteers and raffle gift baskets will also be available for lucky winners! Breakfast tickets are just $12 per person. Buy your tickets online by 8/20/18 at www.Paws-In-Need.org, or by mailing a check to Paws In Need, P.O. Box 3436, San Ramon, CA 94583. You will be given a receipt and your tickets will be waiting for you at the Applebee’s door the morning of the event. All proceeds will benefit Paws In Need’s animal medical program. This program relies solely on public donations and contributions from the community to provide financial assistance for veterinary medical needs to prevent animal suffering in the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas. Please contact event coordinator Hathi at 925-462-2099 or Hathily@aol.com for more information. Paws-In-Need.org

 Tuesday July 3
Powerhouse Comic Con 2018 (Pleasanton)   
Bring this ad to the door to receive $5 off each adult ticket July 28th, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm, Alameda County Fairgrounds

 Tuesday December 5
Christina Conti Piano (Palo Alto)   
Private piano lessons for all levels, all ages. In your home or mine. Bachelor of Music, 20+ years exp. 650/493-6950

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