- Published on Tuesday, 06 May 2008 20:18
- Written by Town Crier Staff
"The Importance of Being Earnest." Bus Barn Stage Company. Oscar Wilde’s play lampooning the Victorian obsession with wealth, breeding and propriety. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, May 22-June 21; 7:30 p.m. May 28 and June 9; 7 p.m. June 1; 3 p.m. June 8. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $22-$32.
Capitol Steps. Musical troupe of former Congressional staffers who specialize in satirical political humor and scathing parody. 5 and 8 p.m. May 18. Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. $20; proceeds benefit the Gunn High Robotics Team. http://grt.endofinternet.org.
Rock Band at the Los Altos Library. PS2 rock band jam session open to junior high and high school students. Prizes for best teamwork, best band outfits and more. Refreshments provided. 3-5 p.m. Friday. 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. 948-7683, ext. 3515.
Step Back in Time. Spring Farm Tours, sponsored by Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, at Rancho San Antonio. Visit the animals in their pens and support Deer Hollow Farm’s environmental education program. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and June 21; last tour begins at 12:30 p.m. 965-FARM; www.fodhf.org.
Tip a Cop. Los Altos Police Department officers wait tables to raise funds for Special Olympics. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Brian’s Restaurant, Rancho Shopping Center, Los Altos.
Cancer Prevention Study. A long- term follow-up study sponsored by the American Cancer Society. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. www.cancer.org/cps3.
Weekend farm tours at Hidden Villa. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. most weekends. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. $7. 949-9704; www.hiddenvilla.org.
"The People and Conservation Program of the South African National Parks." Led by the former General Manager of the People and Conservation Directorate of South Africa. 2-4 p.m. May 18. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Free. 961-3539; www.ffsfba.org.
"What is Depression, Really?" Senior Health Chat with Dr. Zorica Ljaljevic. 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Free; all seniors welcome. 209-1119; www.seniornewways.org.
"Security or Freedom: The Cost of Counterterrorism." Dr. Laura Donohue, fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, discusses how the counterterrorism laws have impacted the balance of powers between the branches of government and how the consequences for individual liberties may be greater than intended. 7:30-9 p.m. May 14. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Free. (415) 293-4600; www.itsyourworld.org.
"Facing the Inevitable." Senior Health Chat with Kim Smith-Nilsson and Sue Ann Yarbrough. 10 a.m. to noon May 16. Los Altos United Methodist Church, Garden Room, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Suggested donation $10; all seniors welcome. 209-1119; www.seniornewways.org.
Kaiulana Lee. Actress and writer of "A Sense of Wonder," a play based on the life and works of pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson. Lee portrays Carson circa 1963, just as her book "Silent Spring" garners public attention. Peninsula Open Space Trust Wallace Stegner Lecture Series. 8 p.m. May 20. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. $22. 903-6000; www.openspacetrust.org.
CSMA’s Kids Art on Main Street. Children’s art from the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 30. Main Street Cafe and Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. 948-8040; www.arts4all.org.
"Out of the Ordinary." Watercolors by Chris Beck. Viewpoints Gallery. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays’ 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 30. Reception: 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 315 State St., Los Altos. 941-5789; www.viewpointsgallery.com.
"Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine No. 2." Exhibit launch and open house. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Free. 810-1010; www.computerhistory.org.
Computer History Museum. Artifacts from the early days of computing displayed in three exhibits: "Visible Storage," "Innovation in the Valley" and "Mastering the Game: The History of Computer Chess." 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 810-1010; www.computerhistory.org.
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum. Displays memorabilia, artifacts, photos and aircraft models. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Building 126, Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View. Photo ID required for adults. Free. 964-4024.
Home Equity Share/Investment Seminar. Free equity share program. Learn from experts how to tax defer your money and build equity by buying property with your adult children or for investment. 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Financial Title in Los Altos. Desserts and coffee provided. RSVP: 949-8506; www.BuchananAndBowen.com.
Demonstration class on communication. Highlights popular courses taught by the Los Altos Recreation Department and Communication Academy. 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 17. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos. Free. RSVP required. 947-2790; www.communicationacademy.com.
Mind-Body Fitness. Eight-week course features a flow-yoga workout combined with Pilates, followed by meditation. Led by Pam Walatka. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning May 14. Los Altos Hills Town Hall. $105; $119 nonresidents.
Pilates and yoga. Yoga, pilates and yoga/pilates combo classes, as well as private, semi-private and group sessions. Esprit de Core Pilates Studio. 895 Sherwood Ave., Suite 300, Los Altos. 948-8020; www.esprit-de-core.com.
Wellness classes. Guest speakers with Gregory Dabb, DC, as host. 6:30-7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month. Better Life Chiropractic Center, Los Altos. Free. 949-0154; www.betterlifechirocenter.com.
Language classes. Learn/practice Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Spanish. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School. $20-$109. 940-1333; www.mvlaae.net.
Morning Yoga by Moj. Meditation, breathing, asana (yoga postures), chanting and relaxation. 9:05 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Dance Studio, Rancho Shopping Center, Los Altos. $11/$15. 492-0325; www.yogabymoj.com.
Dance. Movement, ballet, dance workouts and yoga for children and adults, directed by Leslie Friedman. Children’s classes have begun; adults classes ongoing. Weekdays at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. 969-4110.
Retreats. For business people, married couples and young adults. Jesuit Retreat Center. 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. $210/weekend. 948-4491; www.jrclosaltos.org.
Rainbow Chinese School. Program for non-Mandarin speaking children, 5 and up, to learn Mandarin phonics, listening and reading. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays. 967-4246; www.rainbowcs.org.
Video Acting. Two new 10-week, 20-hour workshops offered KMVT, community TV station in Mountain View. 968-1540; www.kmvt15.org.
Working with Arthritis. Workshops for working-age adults with arthritis who want to take an active role in managing their arthritis. Participants discuss issues related to arthritis, hear how others handle similar issues, and construct a plan of action for managing arthritis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month. Blake Wilbur Clinic, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford University. Free; donations accepted. RSVP: 851-2781.
Jazzercise. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at Blach Intermediate School gym, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos. 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Grant Park School, 1575 Holt Ave. Los Altos. Childcare available for an additional fee. $38 month; $100 eight weeks. 948-6068.
Stanford International Dancers. 8 p.m. Fridays. Flex-It Aerobics Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. $5, $6 on live music nights. 966-1775.
Jazz and beginning ballet. For adults and teens, New York-style jazz: 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; beginning ballet: 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays. Pacific Ballet Academy, 295-B Polaris Ave., Mountain View. 969-4614.
Session based on the book "When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes: The Healing Power of Writing." Led by author Susan Borkin, Los Altos-based psychotherapist and writing/creativity coach. Free. (408) 973-7877.
Afterschool program. Chinese/Mandarin, English/math, music, art, sports and more. For students in grades K-8. Program staff members will pick up students from local schools. St. Timothy Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. 941-9885.
Jump-start Yoga. Total body conditioning. 6-6:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. 559-1950.
El Camino YMCA off-site aerobics. Low-impact classes. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Hillview Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays, Mountain View Sports Pavilion, 1185 Castro St. 969-9622.
Jacki’s Strong Step. Step aerobics program by Jacki Sorensen offered by the Los Altos Recreation Department. All abilities welcome. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Hillview Community Center. 961-5411.
Parent-Child Gym, Swimming, Drama, Sports, Art, etc. YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula El Camino Branch, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. 969-9622.
Santa Clara County Chapter of the Older Women’s League. Speaker: Jay Laefer, vice chair of the Santa Clara American Civil Liberties Union, on citizen rights and what can be done to protect and defend our rights. 10 a.m. Saturday. Cypress Gardens Housing Complex, Community Room, 3555 Judro Way, San Jose.
American Rhododendron Society, De Anza Chapter. Glen Patterson explains how to transform a rooftop into a garden setting. 7:30 p.m. May 21. Hillview Community Center, Room 12, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Bows and Beaus Square Dance Club. 7:30-9:45 p.m. Mondays (beginners) and Wednesdays (Plus level). Open to adult singles and couples. Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. 948-7689; www.bowsandbeaus.org.
Los Altos Kiwanis Club. Noon Tuesday. 4565 El Camino Real, Suite B-4, Village Court, Los Altos. 988-9900.
Foothills Amateur Radio Society. Amateur radio club serving Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other nearby cities. 7 p.m. fourth Friday of the month. Covington School, 205 Covington Road, Los Altos. www.fars.k6ya.org.
Blacksheep Handweaver’s Guild. Meets monthly at Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside. 854-7125; www.blacksheepguild.org.
HP Retired Employees Club. Open to HP/Agilent retirees. Activities include luncheons, trips (local, regional and foreign), volunteer work and more. (408) 867-5086; www.hp.com/retiree.
Los Altos Newcomers Club. Helps new residents become better acquainted with their neighbors and new community. Activities include programs, luncheons, hiking, tennis, bridge and book clubs. 948-3078; www.losaltosnewcomers.com.
Glass and Decorative Arts Club of Garden House. Noon, the fourth Monday of the month at Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos. 854-7079; 917-4367.
American Association of University Women. Open to women with a college degree, AA through Ph.D. 961-1782; www.aauw-losaltosmountainview.org.
Los Altos Las Madres Playgroups. Playgroups for moms and babies born in 2006 and 2008. Meet other new moms for weekly walks, park days and/or indoor play dates in and around Los Altos. Expectant moms, new dads and other caregivers welcome. 917-9914; www.lasmadres.org.
Sons in Retirement, Branch 35. Lunch and lectures. 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of the month. Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 948-5442.
South Bay Community Orchestra. Musicians sought; all orchestral instrumentalists welcome. Full 60-member orchestra is sponsored by Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education. 493-3798.
Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos. 11 a.m. first Wednesday of month. Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Lunch served at noon. 948-3553.
Assistance League of Los Altos. Nonprofit volunteer organization that develops, administers and funds service projects within the local communities. An autonomous chapter of the National Assistance League. 941-4625; 961-2310.
American Fuchsia Society, Santa Clara Valley. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of month. Hillview Community Center, Los Altos. Free. 322-8878.
American Legion Los Altos Post 558. Meetings 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; luncheons noon, Fridays. 347 First St. www.calegionpost558.org.
Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos. Supports scholarships for hearing-impaired students, El Camino Hospital Infant Hearing Screening Clinic, Community Services Agency and CHAC. Noon first and third Thursdays of each month. Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View. 969-5860; www.quota.org.
Leads Club, Cupertino Coed Chapter. 7:30 a.m. today. Guild Room at St. Timothy’s Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. 877-906-9528.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Los Altos Chapter. Holds workshops to help people trace their lineage. 965-8275 or 948-0760.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Volunteer organization of boating enthusiasts who perform community service, including boating education, voluntary vessel inspections and boating operations. Not involved in military or law enforcement activities. Ages 17 and up. 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. 941-5466.
Great Books Group. Interpretive discussion group focused on reading essays and excerpts of the great classics. 6-8 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. Los Altos Main Library. 961-7380.
Camera Club of Los Altos. 7 p.m. third Thursday of the month. Los Altos Senior Center, Room 12, 97 Hillview Ave. http://cclosaltos.com.
Peninsula Gem and Mineral Society. 8 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month. Garden House, Shoup Park, Los Altos. 493-9301.
Los Altos Rotary Club. Service group. 12:15 p.m. Thursdays. Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave. 948-1455.
Syntillating Speakers Toastmasters Club. 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Main Gallery, 3401 Hillview, Palo Alto. (408) 947-1525.
Spiritsong Kids. Singing and dancing group for children of all ages. Rehearsals 9:15 a.m. Sundays; concerts throughout year. Immanuel Lutheran Church of Los Altos, 1715 Grant Road. 967-4906.
Aglow Lighthouse in Mountain View. 9:45 a.m. to noon third Friday of the month at Presbyterian Church, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Room 103. 941-5090.
Electric Toasters. Toastmasters. Noon to 1 p.m. today. Electric Power Research Institute, 3412 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. 855-2270.
New Mothers and New Fathers Groups. Ongoing meetings at El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. 940-7202.
Los Altos Lodge No. 712 F. & A. M. 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Los Altos Masonic Hall, 146 Main St. 941-6615.
Weekly meditation practice group. Based on Jack Kornfield’s book "A Path with Heart." 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Foothills Congregational Church, Los Altos. 969-3452.
Los Altos Sister Cities. Third Thursday of the month. 969-0136.
South Bay Storytellers. 7 p.m. second Sunday of the month. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave. 494-1383; 917-1920.
Vasa Order of America, Lindbergh Lodge. Organization for experiencing the Swedish culture, open to people of Scandinavian descent and their families. 6:30 p.m. second Friday of each month; supper 7 p.m. American Legion Hall, 347 First St., Los Altos. 948-8018; 948-5559.
Soroptimist Club of Los Altos/Mountain View. Noon second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Rickey’s Hyatt, Palo Alto. 321-0622; 948-8110.
Mountain View Foothills International Training in Communication Club. 7 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month. Union Bank, El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 967-6466.
Baha’I Faith of Los Altos. Fireside talks. 8-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. 158 Coronado Ave., Los Altos. 948-0143.
Mountain View Women’s Club. Community service organization. Monthly meetings. Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 967-1390.
Technology and Society Committee. 11:45 a.m. alternate Tuesdays. Golden Wok, 895 Villa St., Mountain View. 969-7215 (after 6 p.m.).
Quota Club of Mountain View. Noon first and third Thursdays of the month. Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.. 967-2964.
Mountain View Talking Heads Toastmasters. Improve public speaking. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, 580 Castro St. 968-8378.
Optimist Club of Palo Alto-Mountain View. Luncheon meetings noon to 1:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month. Hyatt Rickey’s, Palo Alto. 855-1847.
Adult Children of Aging Persons Support Group. Group sharing. 7:30-9 p.m. second Monday of the month. Los Altos United Methodist Church, Live Oak Room, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Free. 209-1119; www.seniornewways.org.
Moving On. For those going through major life changes. Led by Diane Wilson, MFT, of Avenidas. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Los Altos United Methodist Church, Garden Room, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Cosponsored by Avenidas and Senior New Ways. $42. 289-5438; www.avenidas.org; www.seniornewways.org.
Mid-Peninsula Widows and Widowers Association. Helps people begin a new way of life following the loss of a spouse. 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Road. (408) 732-7824; www.mpwwa.org.
Amputee Support Group. A place to meet other amputees, gain support, hear guest speakers and have barbecues in the summer. Third Wednesday of each month. Cedar Crest Rehabilitation, 797 E. Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale. 968-7464; (408) 738-4880.
Ongoing Breast Cancer Support. Recovery, renewal and education for anyone who has completed breast cancer treatment and is focusing on continued physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. 5-6:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month. Free. 326-6686.
Alzheimer’s Association Portuguese/English Support Group. For families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Share common experiences, give and receive support, and discover ways of coping and caring. 5:30-7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month. Alzheimer’s Association, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View. 962-8111.
Child Advocates of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Volunteers needed to mentor and speak up for abused and neglected children who have been placed in the foster-care system. (408) 416-0400.
Huntington’s Disease Support Group. 7-8:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California St., Palo Alto. 967-0679.
Sexual Assault Survivors Counseling. Confidential group and individual counseling sessions for survivors of sexual assault. Women meet 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; men 6:30 p.m. Drop-in counseling: 2-5 p.m., Tuesdays. Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. $5. 494-0993, ext. 316.
Divorce Care. Recovery seminar for people who have experienced or are experiencing divorce. 7:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Los Altos. 947-0846.
Los Altos Al-Anon. Confidential and anonymous. 7:30 p.m. Sundays, United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Road; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Lutheran Church, Cuesta and El Monte roads. (800) 344-2664.
Center for Healing and Wellness. Support for children who have a parent with a serious illness. 2235 Grant Road, Suite 6, Los Altos. 625-1987.
Breast Cancer Support Group. 7:30-9 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays. Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. 988-6612.
La Leche League. International non-profit, non-sectarian organization providing information and support to women planning to breast feed. 873-6525.
Alcoholics Anonymous. Twenty-four hour help for those with drinking problems. Some meetings held in Los Altos. (408) 374-8511.
Surviving the Death of Our Child. Support group for bereaved couples. 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 900 Welsh Road, Suite 400, Palo Alto. $50/week. 948-8601.
Postpartum Emotional Support Group for Women. Supportive environment to discuss transition into motherhood, nurturing the nurturer and other women’s post-partum issues. 766-9223.
Support Network for Battered Women. Provides services to battered women and their children, including safe shelter, bilingual counselors and a staff attorney to help with restraining orders. Drop-in support: 3-4:30 p.m. today; 6-8 p.m. Monday. The 24-hour crisis line: 940-7855. 200 Blossom Lane, Mountain View. 940-7850.
Support groups for those with heart problems, diabetes, seizures and arthritis. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Free. 940-7202.
Personal Life Coaching. Weekdays and Saturday nights. $10. 948-1730.
Shoreline Chapter of Parents Without Partners. Open to any single parent. Introductions 5 p.m. Saturdays. (408) 275-9057.
South Bay Fibromyalgia Support Group. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturday of the month at El Camino Hospital, Park Pavilion Building, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View.
Bay Area Alzheimer’s Association. 7-9 p.m. third Monday of the month; 4-6 p.m. first Thursday of the month. Older Adult Resource Center, 2400 Hospital Drive, Mountain View. Free. (800) 660-1993.
Emotions Anonymous. Twelve-step program of recovery for those suffering from emotional problems 6-7 p.m. Mondays. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. 968-5637.
Workaholics Anonymous. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Room 103. 949-3216 (evenings).
Nicotine Anonymous. Members help each other quit smoking. Free. (408) 236-2196.
Personal Growth and Problem Solving. Divorce recovery for men and women, women working at home and dysfunctional families. 6-7:45 p.m. Mondays. 949-5673.
Men’s support group. Men discuss and work on emotional issues such as work, relationships, family and finding renewed passion for life. Led by Brian Winkler, Ph.D. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. Los Altos/Mountain View area. 306-8188.
Women’s group. A nurturing circle of women committed to ongoing psychological growth and healing. 6:30-8 p.m. today. Los Altos. 941-5581.
Touchstone Support Network. Support for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month. Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos. 328-4495.
Diabetics Anonymous. 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays. Spinal and Sports Care Center, 2290 El Camino Real, Suite 8, Mountain View. Free. (408) 749-0579 or 321-4783.
Kara of Palo Alto. Provides bereavement support for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families and those who recently lost a loved one. 321-5272.
Bay Area Adoption Services. Meeting explaining the process and costs of adopting through international adoption. 7:30 p.m. one Monday per month. Mountain View Business Center, 465 Fairchild Drive, Suite 215. (415) 499-8037.
That Place. Recreation program for high school students, offered through Mountain View Recreation Division. 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 903-6417.
Miramonte Veterinary Hospital and Catworks. Cats and kittens available for adoption on a continual basis. 962-8338.
Bay Area Breast Cancer Network. Non-profit grassroots organization with a hot line, support groups, speakers bureau, newsletter and educational forums. (408) 261-1425.
Center on Aging. Free assistance in processing senior’s medical claims and selecting Medicare supplements, and completing Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney forms for those of all ages. Weekday, evening and in-home appointments available. El Camino Hospital, Mountain View. 966-9222.
Master Gardeners. Organization answers gardening questions through its hot line (329-1356) 1-4 p.m. Fridays. Ailing plants may be brought to the Plant Clinic at Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St. Palo Alto, 9-11 a.m. second Saturday of the month.
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary. Snack bar duties, 12:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays. Training provided. 940-7214.
Stanford Hospital Auxiliary. Volunteers sought to work in the hospital gift shop. Training provided. 723-6636.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Downtown Los Altos. Proceeds go to cancer awareness, education and improving the comfort of cancer patients. 949-0505.
Assistance League Costume Bank. New volunteers sought for Los Altos shop. 941-2610.
Farm/Nature Guides. Needed at Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, to introduce children to cows, sheep and other farm animals, explore the vegetable garden and hike in the wilderness area. Training provided. 949-8643; www.hiddenvilla.org.
Community Services Agency. Help a few hours a week to drive frail seniors to medical appointments or take home-bound seniors grocery shopping. 964-4630.
Stanford University Auxiliary. Volunteers for 3-4 hours weekly in a variety of areas: the reception area of the intensive-care units, the emergency department, escort service, gift shop, surgical reception area and the auxiliary office. 723-6636.
Pathways Hospice. Seeks caring volunteers to help patients and their caregivers manage care at home. Volunteers provide companionship, practical help and emotional support at a crucial time. Training schedule: 947-4271.
Environmental Volunteer Docent. Teach kids to enjoy nature and learning. Next training class, on Marine Ecology, is 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday. 961-0545; www.evols.org.
City of Los Altos. Needs handy people to work in the Senior In-Home Repair Program performing minor home repairs. Telephone greeters at City Hall are also needed. Flexible hours and basic training provided. 948-1491, ext. 229.
Breast Cancer Action. Seeking volunteers to assist in events, task force, activist work and in office. (415) 243-9301.
Child Abuse Prevention Center. Needs volunteers to work four hours a week in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. 327-8120.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Needs help with various programs. 497-8915.
Wildlife Rescue. Needs help in its Palo Alto shelter to provide care for sick, injured and orphaned wild birds and small mammals. Training provided. 494-7417.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Needs a few more volunteers in Los Altos. 949-0505.
West Bay Opera Guild. Needs people to usher and/or serve refreshments at West Bay events. 494-7355.
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary. Needs people with cheerful attitudes and caring sensitivity. 940-7214.
Alzheimer’s Association. Needs people to staff its help line, which provides free literature and assistance to the public. 962-8111.
Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve. Needs help around the farm. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 949-8655.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Outdoor educational leaders needed during the week to share nature with children at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. 691-1200.
Stanford Hospital’s Hospice Program. Needs people to work with dying patients in their homes. 203-6586.
Environmental Volunteers. Needs nature guides to lead hikes and do classroom presentations. 961-0545.
Community Breast Health Project. Help needed for research and hot line. Four hours a week. 725-1788.