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Original Art for Your Kids' Tom's; Patagonia for Patagonica Party

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PALO ALTO—If you have the pitter patter of little feet in your life, bring them down to Neiman Marcus at the Stanford Center on Saturday, October 5, and get your kids' Tom's shoes custom painted by an artist. It's happening from 12 to 3pm on level three in "Children's World." For more info call 650.329.3300 ext 2133. [Racked Inbox]

PALO ALTO—Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 8pm, the Patagonia store at 525 Alma Street will host an event to support a huge new national park in Chilean Patagonia called Conservacion Patagonica preserve the threatened land and wildlife in that region. The park will create 650,000 protected acres including camping facilities and 70 miles of trails. Kris Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia and founder of Conservacion Patagonica, will give a short presentation on the initiative, during which you can sip beer and/or wine plus munch on hors d'oeuvres provided by Jesse Cool Restaurants and Catering. Plus there will be one lucky winner of a raffle. They're suggesting a $20 donation. [Racked Inbox]


525 Alma Strett, Palo Alto, CA