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. Saturday 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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City offers emergency preparedness classes

The city of Los Altos has scheduled Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) classes for Los Altos residents. The free classes, taught by Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel, are designed to give residents tools for self-sufficiency during emergencies until relief is available.

Classes are slated 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 at Grant Park Community Center, 1575 Holt Ave.; and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Hillview.


Committee seeks nominees for volunteer service awards

The Joint Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Volunteer Service Awards Committee is accepting nominations of outstanding local volunteers through Oct. 26 for the 33rd annual Volunteer Service Awards.

The committee will recognize honorees at a luncheon scheduled Dec. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Judy Miner, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, will deliver the keynote address.


Talk focuses on integrating grasses in low-water lawns

Members of the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County are scheduled discuss integrating grasses in low-water landscapes 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. The group’s mission is to extend the ability of the local Cooperative Extension office to provide practical, scientific horticulture and gardening information.


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Through Sept. 24

Los Altos Farmers’ Market, 4-8 p.m. Thursdays on State Street between Second and Fourth streets. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.


Los Altos Morning Forum speaker series underway; subscriptions available

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series launched this week with speaker Tim Farrell’s presentation on author Charles Dickens.

Founded in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization with 450 members. The series, which features a varied lineup of speakers and topics, is slated 10:15-11:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.


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