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Get Out! Things To Do This May 12-18

Clear your calendar! There is a lot going on in Mountain View.

Donate blood, listen to an author discuss her book, an extreme yard sale, dancing, movies and a healthcare seminar.

Check out what's happening in and around the city during the next couple of days, and don't forget to add your own suggestions in the comments section below.

  1. Start the weekend off right by doing something for someone else—donate blood! The will take place on Thursday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at at 701 East Middlefield Road. The American Red Cross will hold a series of Northern California Region Mobile Blood Drives that are open to the public throughout May 2011. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: ALU-MOU) to schedule an appointment. 
  2. Drop by  for a  on Thursday, May 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. She will discuss her new novel “Miss New India” as well as sign copies for lucky fans. Visit the Books Inc. website for more information or phone 650-428-1234.
  3. Get your rhythm going for the weekend by heading to , where every Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., they features guest DJs spinning hip hop and Top 40, all with no cover charge (excluding special performances). For more information call 650-969-4847 or email info@zenmv.com.
  4. If you live in Mountain View, are over 50 years old and missed the critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated film The Social Network when it hit the theaters, head to the  this Friday, May 13 for a 1:00 p.m. start time. Find out what the big deal with Facebook is all about.
  5. Spend Saturday treasure hunting during the on May 14. Over 100 participants will sell their collectibles, trinkets, do-dads and such from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at . For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 650-903-6331.
  6. As the baby boomer population continues to grow and live longer, how the federal budget impacts medicare will affect more and more local residents. Stop by the for a discussion with Frank Chen from Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) on Tuesday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m.

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