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Transitioning out of your home of many years? This workshop is designed to help you clear out the things that don’t matter anymore and make it easy to prepare for a move or to create a safer space without trip hazards. This workshop is presented by The Move Alliance and hosted by Liliana Perazich and Beth Leathers-Senior Real Estate Specialists Coldwell Banker Realty.

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First-time homebuyers in Santa Clara County can learn more about the Housing Trust Silicon Valley down payment assistance program during a one-hour Q&A. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

First-time homebuyer down payment assistance

Noon – 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 | Webinar hosted by Housing Trust Silicon Valley | Free.

Registration required.

First-time homebuyers in Santa Clara County who want to learn more about the Housing Trust’s down payment assistance program can have their questions answered during this one-hour livestream Q&A. Representatives from the Empower Homebuyers SCC program will provide a walk-through of the program, its pre-screening requirements, how to fill out the Interest Form and how to navigate the lender pre-approval process,

Funded by the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond, Empower Homebuyers SCC provides funding to assist low- to moderate-income people purchase homes in Santa Clara County – including employees at nonprofit organizations, teachers, healthcare professionals and county employees.

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Volunteers can help Hidden Villa’s farm team tend to the organization’s farmland during two separate farm day events. Courtesy photo.

Farm volunteer days

9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Nov. 11 & Nov. 18 | Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills | Registration not required. More information.

Help Hidden Villa’s farm team care for food grown in the fields for the local community. Volunteers are needed to help remove weeds from the farm fields as well as assistance with other tasks. Participants should

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