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Foothill registration opens July 16

Registration for fall quarter at Foothill College opens July 16 and runs through Sept. 20.

Foothill offers students courses that enable them to complete the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university. Most Foothill courses are transferable to California State University and University of California campuses, as well as private colleges and universities.

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Egan community seeks Portfolio Day volunteers


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Egan Junior High students present their best work at Portfolio Day every year.

Egan Junior High School seeks adult volunteers to participate in its annual Portfolio Day June 4.

Through personal interviews with adult community members and parents, students will showcase the academic achievements of their two years at Egan. Students demonstrate their communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills while presenting their best work

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Final Call for Almonds production of Peter Pan


COurtesy of Julie Watson
Almond students Elizabeth Barnett (as Wendy), Charles Sirey (Captain Hook), Jack Carter (Peter Pan) and Rachel Mesel (Tinker Bell) star in the school’s production of “Peter Pan.”

Students in Almond School’s Drama Program are scheduled to fly to “Neverland” as they stage “Peter Pan” 6 p.m. May 7-9 and 14-16 at the school, 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos.

The 115-student cast will perform Leonard Bernstein numbers – with some musical twists on the classic tale, including Sesame Street’s “Rubber Duckie” and a snippet of “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid.” A stage crew rigged the theater to enable Peter Pan and the Darling children to fly.

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Local teens promote organ donation to new drivers


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High students Skylar and Allegra Maeso, right, show fellow students the Pink Dot ORGANization’s Facebook page at Starbucks Friday. The students have another event scheduled Friday.

To commemorate National Organ Donation Month, the Pink Dot ORGANization at Los Altos High School has scheduled a promotional event 4-5 p.m. Friday at Starbucks and Baskin-Robbins in downtown Los Altos.

Sisters Allegra and Skylar Maeso, students at Los Altos High, co-founded the Pink Dot ORGANization after their grandmother died while waiting for a kidney donation that never came.

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Living Classroom hosts Spring Garden Party

Rosalind Creasy, founder of the edible landscaping movement, is scheduled to attend the Living Classroom’s Spring Garden Party 5-8 p.m. May 3 at John and Marva Warnock’s historical garden estate near downtown Los Altos.

Creasy, a Los Altos resident, is the award-winning author of 18 books on gardening and cooking and a member of the Garden Writer’s Hall of Fame. She is currently designing demonstration gardens at the Los Angeles Arboretum and the U.S. Arboretum in Washington, D.C. She coined the term “edible landscaping.”

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Local students partner for Jazz Festival


Robin Iwai/Special to the Town Crier
Local music students perform for the community at the annual Jazz Festival event last year.

Music students from Los Altos High, Mountain View High, Blach Intermediate and Graham Middle schools are scheduled to perform at their annual Jazz Festival 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the Mountain View High quad, 3535 Truman Ave.

Local residents are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for the musical performances by each school’s Jazz Band. This year’s event also features performances by local band FourLee and student band 37th Parallel.

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Almond School volunteers organize Family Science Night


Jeanne Schmitt/Special to the Town Crier
Almond School hosted Family Science Night March 11. Students participate in hands-on science activities.

Almond School’s Family Science Night March 11 featured more than 25 stations hosted by students and parent volunteers.

Almond sixth-graders and their parents, assisted by Los Altos High School students, organized a number of hands-on activities for the event, including constructing a large-scale trebuchet, using a chopstick to poke through a heart and building a hovercraft.

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