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Los Altos Women's Caucus on the lookout for leaders: Group hosts leadership panel today at Covington

The Los Altos Women’s Caucus has scheduled a panel discussion, “Making a Difference in Your Community: Developing Young Women Leaders,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. today in the Covington School Multipurpose Room, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.

The discussion is designed to encourage young women to become engaged in their schools and communities.

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World Affairs Council spotlights ramifications of Iran nuclear deal

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Stanford University Professor Emeritus Martin Hellman to discuss “The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Historical Blunder or Breakthrough?” 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Hellman, founder of Defusing the Nuclear Threat, will discuss the challenges of managing the risks and politics of the Iran nuclear agreement while presenting pro and con perspectives. World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter Chairman Ralph Kuiper will include a brief outline of the critical elements and points of contention in the agreement as part of his introduction.

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Super genes subject of Chopra's Foothill College appearance


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East West Bookshop has scheduled author Deepak Chopra to discuss “Super Genes: The Future of Well-Being” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Chopra’s presentation will cover a new understanding of genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. For decades, medical science has believed that genes determine biological destiny. The new understanding of genes has changed that assumption, and Chopra will explore practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing through what people think, say and do.

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Union Presbyterian concert supports Syrian refugees


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Union Presbyterian Church’s benefit concert “Los Altos Cares” aims to help Syrian refugees in the war-torn country.

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled “Los Altos Cares: A Community Benefit Concert to Aid Syrian Refugees” 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church, 858 University Ave.

Performers will include the choruses from Mountain View High, Blach Intermediate and Egan Junior High schools; teen pianist Cara Burks; soprano Gosia Hoot; baritone Ron Kistler; Union Presbyterian Church’s Celebration Singers; and singers from Cornerstone Church of Silicon Valley.

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Residents encouraged to become BAT leaders

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) has scheduled training sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs are partnering with the city of Los Altos and the Santa Clara County Fire Department to provide residents with information in the event of a major emergency.

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History Museum catches the holiday spirit with event

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” holiday event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The free event will include tours of the J. Gilbert Smith History House, decked out in 1930s-era style; shopping at two museum stores; refreshments served on the wraparound porch; and a performance by pianist Carole Cameron, who will entertain with seasonal music from the antique piano in the parlor.

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