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CERT training set to start Sept. 16

The Los Altos Block Action Team has scheduled Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 14 at Intero Real Estate, 496 First St., Suite 200, Los Altos.

Organizers said the goal is “to teach you the skills that will allow you to help your family and neighbors in the event of an emergency.” Skills include emergency preparation, first aid, triage, search and rescue, and managing gas, water, fire and electrical problems.

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AAUW kicks off new year with digital gaming presentation

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its first meeting of the 2015-2016 membership year 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Los Altos Neutra House, 97 Hillview Ave.

Paula Escuadra, head of content partnerships for GlassLab Inc., will serve as featured speaker at the kickoff. GlassLab, which develops educational digital games, is based at Electronic Arts’ headquarters and is sponsored by EA, the Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and several other education-focused organizations. GlassLab’s primary product is an educational version of “Plants vs. Zombies 2,” designed for math students ages 11-18.

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Community Briefs

Tea parties support Packard Children’s Hospital

The Palo Alto Auxiliary, which includes many Los Altos residents, has scheduled two “Fancy Nancy Tea Party” events 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

The events will feature a presentation by “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, face painting and a photo booth. Each child will receive a “Fancy Nancy” book and goodie bag.

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Save the Date

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Community Briefs

Tea parties support children’s hospital

The Palo Alto Auxiliary, which includes many Los Altos residents, has scheduled two “Fancy Nancy Tea Party” events 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

The events will feature a presentation by “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, face painting and a photo booth. Each child will receive a “Fancy Nancy” book and goodie bag.

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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups. To add an event, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Saturday

Designer Melinda Mandell’s charity event supporting the “Where Hope Has a Home” project at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, 7 p.m. at Vintage Bath, 351 Main St., Los Altos. Information: melindamandell.com.

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