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Foothill hosts preschool performance fundraiser


Courtesy of Justin Roberts
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are set to perform Sunday at Foothill College.

Award-winning children’s musician Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for the Mountain View Parent Nursery School 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The Grammy-nominated Roberts is a singer/songwriter who aims to entertain families with humorous and high-energy songs such as “Trick or Treat,” “Willy Was a Whale” and “Pop Fly.” He has appeared on Sprout TV and recently released a picture book, “The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade” (Putnam Juvenile, 2014).

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LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


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A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, which kicks off Monday.

Los Altos High School’s ninth annual Science and Technology Week is scheduled to begin Monday. Innovators will visit the campus to discuss careers in Silicon Valley’s high-tech fields with students.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Coroner Dr. Judy Melinek, author of “Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner” (Scribner, 2014), will serve as keynote speaker. Her presentation, which includes sales and signings of her book, is slated 7-9 p.m. Nov. 3 in Eagle Theater. Melinek’s discussion is free and open to the public.

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Teens stage one-act play festival Friday


Courtesy of City of Mountain View PerForming Arts Committee
The cast of “No Exit” includes, from left, Jordan Rosenberg, Atticus Shaindlin and Jenna Levere.

Peninsula Youth Theatre and the city of Mountain View’s Performing Arts Committee have joined forces for the inaugural High School One Act Play Festival, scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

According to organizers, the goal of the performance is to promote and support high school students interested in the performing arts.

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Waldorf School hosts fairy-tale event


Courtesy of Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Waldorf School of the Peninsula students, parents and teachers re-create scenes from fairy tales during last year’s Magic Forest Journey.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled its annual Magic Forest Journey 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at its Mountain View campus, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave.

Fairy tales come to life through candlelit vignettes performed by teachers, parents and Waldorf fifth-graders. During 30-minute journeys, children stroll along a jack-o’-lantern-lined path as forest fairies and scarecrows dance and Grandfather Twilight sends them home for a night of sweet dreams.

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Santa Rita hosts Witches' Delight


Courtesy of Sandra Brenner
Paige and Kayla Flaig take a spin at Witches’ Delight.

Santa Rita School’s Witches’ Delight returns to Los Altos for its 54th haunting 3-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school, 700 Los Altos Ave.

The annual event includes carnival rides, games for all ages, a cakewalk, cookie decorating and a costume contest. Churros, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for purchase. The Santa Rita BBQers will prepare dinner.

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Mathnasium hosts TriMathlon student contest

Local students are preparing to test their math skills while raising funds for schools during Mathnasium’s TriMathlon contest, scheduled 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Mathnasium of Mountain View-Los Altos, 2510 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

Children in second to fifth grades at all levels of math ability are invited to enter the contest. Students who participate can earn medals as well as money for local schools, with a donation for each student participating in the event. The winner at each grade level will be entered in the Grand Prize TriMathlon.

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Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch invites families


Courtesy of Candice Stark
A child gets her face painted at last year’s Family Day at Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch. This year’s event is scheduled Oct. 12.

The Living Classroom program has scheduled its annual Family Day at Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

The event will feature a host of activities for children, including pumpkin painting, a “Compost Critters” lesson, hands-on gardening and a balloon artist.

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