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LAHS Marching Band schedules performance

The Los Altos High School Eagle Marching Band and Color Guard are scheduled to perform their 2014 competition show, “House of Cards,” at their annual Fall Finale 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the Los Altos High football field, 201 Almond Ave.

The Los Altos High Music Department joined a regional group to commission “House of Cards,” an original work written by composers and drill designers John Mapes and Ian Grom. The seven-minute show opens with a magic trick and moves on to depict different moods through marching and music using the metaphor of a deck of cards. The music features flute solos and percussion rhythms. Large props and colorful flags add visual interest.

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MVLA Speaker Series features parent event

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled college expert Lynn O’Shaughnessy to discuss “The College Solution: Looking for the Right School at the Right Price” 7 p.m. Thursday at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

O’Shaughnessy – author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price” (FT Press, 2012) – is a higher-education journalist, consultant and speaker. Her presentation is designed to help families with teenagers, high school counselors and college and financial consultants become smart college shoppers as they search for schools.

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Loyola K-Kids sponsors toiletries drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club is collecting new toiletries for the Community Services Agency of Mountain View through Dec. 14.

The club seeks donations of items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, hand sanitizer and shampoo.

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MVLA Speaker Series features parent event

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled college expert Lynn O’Shaughnessy to discuss “The College Solution: Looking for the Right School at the Right Price” 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

O’Shaughnessy – author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price” (FT Press, 2012) – is a higher-education journalist, consultant and speaker. Her presentation is designed to help families with teenagers, high school counselors and college and financial consultants become smart college shoppers as they search for schools.

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Foothill College hosts Solar Eclipse Party

Foothill College and the Peninsula Astronomy Society have scheduled a Solar Eclipse Party 2-4:30 p.m. Thursday at the college’s observatory, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

In addition to viewing the eclipse on the 16-inch computer-controlled Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes in the Foothill observatory, Peninsula Astronomy Society volunteers will make a variety of small telescopes for attendees to view the eclipse and will explain the eclipse and answer questions. In the Bay Area, the sun will be approximately 40 percent covered during the eclipse. The best time to view the eclipse is 3-3:30 p.m.

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Gunn hosts College Fair for local students

Gunn High School has scheduled a College Fair for students from all local high schools 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Bow and Titan gyms at Gunn, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

Representatives from more than 140 public and private colleges and 11 international universities will be available to talk with students and parents.

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Loyola K-Kids host toiletries drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club is collecting new toiletries for the Community Services Agency of Mountain View through Dec. 14.

The club seeks donations of items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, hand sanitizer and shampoo.

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