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Green Ivy hosts holiday book drive

Green Ivy Educational Consulting is holding their annual book drive.

The company collects books to benefit the Children’s Book Project, a Bay Area nonprofit that distributes books to homeless shelters.

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Egan and Blach host Holiday Faires

Blach Intermediate and Egan Junior High schools have scheduled their annual Holiday Faires.

Blach’s faire is slated 12:30-4 p.m. Friday at the school, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos. Egan’s Holiday Faire is set for 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the school, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

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Foundations seek funds on Giving Tuesday

Local educational foundations are recognizing Giving Tuesday – a national campaign scheduled Tuesday – as an opportunity to raise funds for school programs.

Giving Tuesday is a movement that provides incentives to give in the wake of Black Friday and holiday consumerism. The campaign aims to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give back to charities and causes they support.

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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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