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Your Time: Trains, the San Jose Opera and More

San Jose Opera at Little House, a 9/11 discussion and the weekly Farmer's Market downtown.

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Where/When: 51 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Why Go: This two-day event features elaborate electric and steam powered train track layouts of model railroads, a station featuring train-themed activities for young children, food vendors, and more. The event is free, but a small donation per family is recommended. 

Pricing: Free

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Where/When: West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA. Tuesday, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Why Go: The midday lecture features Ms. Zahra Billoo of the Council for American Islamic Relations and Karen Wallace, a WVC Chaplain. The discussion will explore how the world has changed in the past 10 years since the attacks in New York and Washington D.C. 

Pricing: Free

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Where/When: Little House, 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park, CA, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Why Go: Artists from Opera San Jose will showcase selections from the company’s 2010-2011 season. They include Mozart’s Idomeno, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Poulend’s La Voix Humaine and more! At the end of the program, there will be an opportunity for the audience to direct questions to the artists. 

Pricing: $2 members, $3 non-members. 

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Where/When: State St & 2nd St, Los Altos, CA. Thursday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Why Go: Unwind on Thurday evening and with bakery treats, fresh-cut flowers and locally grown fresh fruit items at this market held all summer long in downtown Los Altos. With only a handful of weeks left to browse the unique assortment of vendors, head over, bump into a few neighbors, and pick up a few tasty buys before you head home. 

Pricing: Free

Rancho Farmers Market

Where/When: Rancho Shopping Center, Foothill Expressway & Springer Road, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Some people like to get shopping chores done in the morning and have fun at the same time. Freestone peaches and nectarines, pluots are still in season, plus find for local products and listen to live music.

Pricing: Free

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Where/When: , 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. 

Why Go: The Hillview Senior Center invites members and guests to put the Center's Wii console to good use! For those who want to get in virtual shape for these Wii sessions, the Center is offering free lessons every Monday and Wednesday. Play a game of tennis or try your luck at Wii bowling this week at the Hillview Senior Center.  

Pricing: Free

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