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Forum focuses on recycling, composting

The Los Altos Environmental Commission has scheduled an inaugural community outreach forum on recycling, composting and reducing garbage 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

Teresa Montgomery of Mission Trail Waste Systems is scheduled to discuss composting, and local residents will share how they are reducing waste.

The forum will include interactive product demonstrations on composting and how to build composting bins.

For more information, visit losaltosca.gov/environmental-commission.

Schola Cantorum premieres new work

Schola Cantorum has scheduled two performances premiering its new commissioned work, “Canticles and Airs,” 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Los Altos United Methodist Church and 3 p.m. March 16 at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto.

The Mountain View-based community chorus will pair the debut with another modern work for chorus and chamber orchestra, “Magnificat” by British composer John Rutter.

The performances commemorate Schola Cantorum’s 50th anniversary. According to Music Director Gregory Wait, the new work is the “best, most lasting gift” a choir can give.

Tickets, $25-$30, may be purchased in advance online at scholacantorum.org or via phone at 254-1700.

LAH sponsors drawing event

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a Figure Drawing Paint-In 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The event, which will feature three staged sets of live models, is open to 24 painters on a first come, first-served basis. Participants are advised not to bring smelly solvents.

Cost is $10. Proceeds benefit Unity Care, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk teens.

To reserve a spot, send a check made out to “Unity Care” to Karen Druker, 14190 Wild Plum Lane, Los Altos Hills 94022.

For more information, call 941-7222.

Plant Society discusses endangered shrub

The California Native Plant Society has scheduled botanist Janell Hillman to discuss “Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of Coyote Ceanothus” 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Ave.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit events.sccl.org.

LACF accepts Gardner award nominations

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 10th annual John W. Gardner Awards.

Local nonprofit groups are eligible to nominate volunteers who make a difference in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28. Honorees will be announced March 3.

The awards are scheduled for presentation 5:30-8 p.m. April 3 at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills.

For a nomination form and sponsorship and ticket information, visit losaltoscf.org/thejohngardneraward.

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