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Environmental Volunteers explains its mission at 'Wake Up to Nature'


Courtesy of Karen Purtich
Youth volunteer Charin Park reflects on her experiences working with Environmental Volunteers.

More than 250 local residents attended “Wake Up to Nature” May 6, Environmental Volunteers’ annual fundraising breakfast.

The nonprofit organization shared its mission with guests: to promote understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science and nature education via classroom-based programs, summer camps and its EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.

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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.

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The Terraces at Los Altos offers panel on dementia care


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The Terraces at Los Altos has scheduled a presentation on dementia care with author David Troxel 10 a.m. to noon June 21 at 373 Pine Lane, in The Terraces new health center.

Troxel will discuss steps that could help after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia and will moderate a panel of local leaders who will share their personal experiences in managing the care of those with memory loss. Participants include Alhena Curreri, M.A., gerontologist; Karen Duncan, memory support manager at the Terraces at Los Altos and director of the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PrimeTime Project; and Sheila Humphries, M.D., medical director at The Terraces at Los Altos.

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2014 Mayors' Choice Awards announced

Thirteen former mayors of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in addition to the two current incumbents selected their favorite works of art from those featured at the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park show May 17 and 18.

Lou Becker selected Annette Hammer’s painting; Marge Bruno: Joan Ragno’s wearable textiles; Val Carpenter: Andy Brune’s sculpture; David Casas: Jacqueline Deely’s photography; Roger Eng: Kathy Ross’ mixed media; Bob Grimm: Michael Ezzell’s sculpture; Francis LaPoll: Andrew Butler’s photography; Penny Lave: Jeff Owen’s metal; Roy Lave: Andy Byrne’s sculpture; Thomas McReynolds: Victor Dinovi’s woodwork; Jean Mordo: Krista Sheldon’s painting; Mary Van Tamelen: Peter and Nancy Zajda’s stained glass; and Frank Verlot: Terry Steinke’s printmaking.

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Ham radio operators gather for Field Day

Members of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society are scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. June 28 to 11 a.m. June 29.

Amateur Radio Field Day, held in the field next to Maryknoll Seminary at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 28 and 7-11 a.m. June 29.

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French festival at CSMA features local musicians

Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley has scheduled its first festival celebrating French classical music June 20 and 21 in the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

More than two dozen Bay Area musicians will present musical works by Maurice Ravel, Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Faure, Andre Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Charles-Valentin Alkan, in addition to songs made famous by chanteuse Edith Piaf.

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