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Get Out: Meet Sen. Simitian, Music At The Park

Welcome to our weekend planner, giving you the best weekend activities for Palo Alto and surrounding cities.

It’s Thursday, and if you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend, Patch is coming to the rescue.

We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for outdoor activities to hit and new weekend workshops to explore.

1.

Where/When: Hamilton Ave & Gilman St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Palo Alto Farmer's Market), Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Why Go: Ever wanted to ask your state senators a question, or discuss with them how to improve our community? State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will hold "sidewalk office hours" at the Palo Alto Farmer's Market Saturday, so now's your chance!

Pricing: Free

2.

Where/When: 600 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Mitchell Park), Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: Pack a picnic and head to Mitchell Park for this outdoor family event featuring live music and skits put on by local churches and youth groups. 

Pricing: Free

3.

Where/When: , 559 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: Participate in a hands-on demonstration of aiming and cooking using the "Global Sun Oven" and "Solar Cookit." 

Pricing: $35

4. 

Where/When: , 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Restore a natural habitat, enjoy yourself and breathe in the fresh air at the lovely Pearson-Arastradero Preserve! Meet at the Gateway Facility. For more information visit the Acterra Stewardship webpage.

Pricing: Free to volunteer

5. 

Where/When: , 100 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate the grand re-opening of Kelly Park in Menlo Park with a free BBQ and community sports! To help celebrate Kelly's Re-Grand Opening, the City of Menlo Park's Community Services Department will be hosting its first annual 3-3 Basketball Tournament with free registration, cash prizes and a DJ.

Pricing: Free

Mark Weiss June 09, 2011 at 06:17 PM
It's kind of a drive but I recommend Harmony Festival at Sonoma County Fairgrounds featuring Michael Franti, Primus, speakers and more. We walked into Sunset Magazine fair last weekend so maybe the two hour drive to Sonoma balances out.
Jennifer van der Kleut June 09, 2011 at 08:05 PM
Sounds like fun, Mark, thanks for the suggestion!

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