By Mahala Herron, @MahalaHerron

MOVIE NIGHT: Have fun with your loved ones at Family Movie Night in Redwood City. Starting at 5 p.m., the Redwood City Library will host “based on a book” movie night with a showing of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.”

This event will be held at the Downtown Library and it is sponsored by The Friends of the Library Bookstore. If you can’t make this date, the good news is that this is a reoccurring event, with films shown every Thursday until Aug. 16.

You can take Caltrain to the Redwood City Station and walk about five minutes to the library. SamTrans lines like the 273, 274, 276 and ECR will also get you to the transit center.

JAZZ CONCERTS: Another band will perform in the 32nd  annual Summer Jazz Anniversary Concert Series in Palo Alto. Camilo y los Robot Ninjas will perform Thursday, July 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you cannot make this specific shindig, don’t fret! On Thursday, July 12, Todd Dickow with Charged Particles will take the stage. Bands will play each following Thursday through August 2. Each concert is free and will be held in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel at the Stanford Shopping Center.

Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto Station and walk across the street to the mall.

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: The San Mateo County History Museum is hosting another “Free First Friday” on Friday, July 6, inside the 108-year-old Old Courthouse.  Admission is free the entire day during operating hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature exhibits related to the use of natural resources, suburban development, ethnic experience and entrepreneurial achievement on the peninsula from the time of the Ohlone Indian through today.

Preschool children can learn about Obon, a traditional Japanese festival, and they will be able to create their own paper fan to take home. Museum staff will then conduct a special program within the “Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County” interactive exhibit, where the youngsters will hear the story Bon Odori Dancer.

At 2 p.m., museum docents will take adult guests on tours of the museum.

You can take Caltrain to the Redwood City Station and walk about five minutes to the library. SamTrans lines like the 273, 274, 276 and ECR will also get you to the transit center.

Mahala Herron is one of the San Mateo County Transit District’s summer interns. She studies at UCLA and is from Oakland. She is interning in the District’s communications department.

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