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E3 Youth Philanthropy accepts grant requests

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications through May 9 for its 2014 grant-making season. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,000.

This year’s grants will focus on teen health, the environment and education. The group will prioritize projects that strengthen Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas; benefit many youth rather than a few; inspire youth action; raise awareness; and/or provide a new way to address a real community need.

The E3 Leadership Board evaluates grant applications on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within one week of grant submission if they are invited to present their proposals to the board. Grant awards are generally made within one month of submission. All 2014 grants will be awarded by June 6.

To download the grant application, visit losaltoscf.org/E3.

Lectures spotlight O’Keeffe exhibition

Fine-arts docent Kay Payne is scheduled to present two illustrated lectures on “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” 7:30 p.m. today and Monday in the Program Room of Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The lectures complement the O’Keeffe exhibition on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through May 11.

During O’Keeffe’s time in Lake George, New York, she created more than 200 paintings on canvas and paper, in addition to sketches and pastels, making her Lake George years among the most prolific and transformative of her eight-decade career.

The exhibition features 53 of O’Keeffe’s Lake George works from public and private collections.

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

Federated Woman’s Club hosts author

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled author Tobin Gilman to appear at its March 5 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2970 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the program at 1 p.m.

Gilman, author of the self-published “19th Century San Jose in a Bottle” (2013), began digging for old bottles in local dumps as a teenager and became hooked on the bottle-collecting hobby.

His book chronicles the early days in California’s first state capital and recounts anecdotes about San Jose’s downtown druggists, local breweries and soda and mineral water bottles.

Admission is open to the public, but reservations are required.

For reservations and more information, call 948-3553.

Pianist performs at CHAC benefit

Pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti is scheduled to perform a benefit concert for the Children’s Health Awareness Council 8 p.m. March 5 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Eigsti, a two-time Grammy Award nominee raised in Menlo Park, has garnered international critical acclaim for his innovative, improvisational storytelling.

VIP ticketholders will receive preferred seating and access to a 7 p.m. reception with Eigsti.

Tickets are $63 general admission, $103 VIP.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit mountainview.gov/mvcpa.

Auditions scheduled for Los Altos Live!

Local performers of all ages are invited to audition for the “Los Altos Live!” talent show.

Auditions for the sixth annual event are scheduled noon to 5 p.m. March 29 and 30 in the choral room at Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave. Auditions are open to residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The talent show is scheduled April 26 in the high school’s Eagle Theater, with a run-through dress rehearsal April 25.

Proceeds from the event benefit special programs at the high school.

For more information, visit facebook.com and enter “Los Altos Live” in the search box.

LACF opens nominations for Gardner awards

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 Friday. Honorees will be announced Monday.

“The Gardner Awards are unique in our communities, because any nonprofit can nominate an exceptional volunteer, instead of an independent panel,” said Joe Eyre, executive director of the Los Altos Community Foundation. “This enables all nonprofits, including small ones, to recognize honorees with the broader local philanthropic community.”

The awards are scheduled for presentation 5:30-8 p.m. April 3 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills. Bay Area comedian Jeff Applebaum will serve as master of ceremonies. He has performed in theaters and clubs locally and nationwide, as well as on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and Comedy.TV.

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

LAH sponsors drawing event

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a Figure Drawing Paint-In 9 a.m. to noon Thursday 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 & Conservation of Coyote Ceanothus” 7 p.m. Friday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Ave.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has begun a project to retrofit the Anderson Dam. The dam bisects the largest population of the federally endangered Coyote ceanothus (Ceanothus ferrisiae), a serpentine endemic chaparral shrub known from only three populations.

To mitigate the impact of the retrofit, a new population must be created.

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

Rotary’s cioppino event benefits veterans

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled a Cioppino Dinner and Auction 6-10 p.m. March 7 in the Shoup Park Garden House, 400 University Ave.

Proceeds from the event support the Capt. Matthew Manoukian Memorial Scholarship Fund for student-veterans at the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center.

A $70 donation will include lasagna or crab, prawns and clams in tomato sauce from Alotta’s Deli; Caesar salad; French bread; wine; and a donation to the Veterans Resource Center. Those unable to attend may sponsor a veteran for $70 or support the event at various levels.

To purchase tickets and to donate, send a check made out to “Cioppino Feed” to Rotary Club of Los Altos, PO Box 794, Los Altos 94023.

For more information, visit losaltosrotary.org.

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